OUR BELOVED MAMA HAS GONE BEYOND.
Mr. Solomon Hanohano, Aloha between us:—Please allow me some room in our pride.
In the dawn of Thursday, at 4 o’clock, May 25, our beloved mama, Mrs. Haokekai, grew weary of living in this world and went on the path all must travel.
Haokekai was born at Pauwela, Maui, in the month of September. 5, 1861, from the loins of Kekane, her mother, and Mose Kahiapo, her father; from the two of them, they had three boys and one girl. From their children are great and many living on Maui and here in Honolulu nei.
One of their grandchildren is the pastor of the Paia Church on Maui, Mose Kahiapo [Moses Kahiapo], who took the name of his grandfather.
Their mother went a long time ago [aole e kala i hele ai]; it is now 46 years. Their father was taken to Kalawao. One son went, and another, and then our mother; there is just one still living, that is William Opunui Kahiapo, the last of the direct family of Kahiapo.
As for the mother of the two of us who has gone, she had a stroke [? lolo], but it was not a severe stroke, for she could go out here and there; then she got a different sickness which is what she died of.
From what the doctor told me, it was ma’i ma ka umauma, (Cancer on the breast); the blood did not flow, and her heart was weak; there was much searching for a cure, but the knowledge of the doctors was stumped.
Her last wish she made to me was, “When I die, return me to Pauwela and lay me to rest with my mother.” I said to her, that can be done because you have put away your savings in a safe place without being undecided and turning this way and that [?? ua malama oe i na hunahuna metalia ma kahi maluhia, aole hoi e kunana a hou hewa i o ianei].
On the 29th of May, we were upon the swaying billows of the ocean and then whirring at the Kahului harbor where we got on a hearse for Pauwela; that afternoon, she was gone for all times, and her child, the Rev. Moses Kahiapo did the blessing, praying to the Father in heaven to welcome her before him.
This was a woman who had a large family that would take up a whole halau. As for her age, she was 61 and ten months.
Here I give my thanks to you, Mr. Editor of the Kuokoa, and the workers of your press, aloha kakou,
W. OPUNUI KAHIAPO,
[In the obituaries in the Kuokoa of 6/1/1922, it lists under Deaths, Haokekai Kapule, on Kawaiahao Street, May 25.]
(Kuokoa, 6/22/1922, p. 3)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 25, Aoao 3. Iune 22, 1922.