The passing of Abbie Puaoi, 1918.


O Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe in sadness:—I ask for your patience in carrying my parcel of sadness in some space of your delicate body, and may it carry it forth and announce to the multitudes of family, companions, and friends of my dear wife, who live from the east where the sun rises at Kumukahi on the island of Keawe, all the way to [the west] where the sun sets at Lehua, that my dearly beloved wahine, Abbie Puaoi, has left this life, and has glided away on the path taken by all living beings.

She left me and our beloved lei [children] mourning in sadness and heart-wrenching sorrow in the morning of Friday, June 28, 1918, half past seven o’clock, after just being ill for one week. Auwe, how sorrowful!

My dearly beloved wahine was born in Hookena, South Kona, Hawaii, on the 22nd of December, 1887, from the loins of her parents, Mr. John Nahinu and Mrs. Kapule Nahinu. She was taken to hanai when she was a baby by her hanai parents, Mrs. Louisa Aukai and Joseph I [?? Mrs. Louis Aukai Josepeh I], of Nawiliwili, Kauai; and so that is how she was separated from her parents and lived on the island that snatches the sun [Kauai]. Continue reading