Family Obituaries - Kawaiaha'o cemetery

1912 kawaiaha'o cemetery map

See this 1912 Kawaiaha'o Cemetery Map (PDF) for partial identification of pa ilina (burial plots).

Family Obituaries - Kawaiaha'o Cemetery

Partial Working List of Names From Historic Newspapers of Hawai'i

Additional records are being added. Email Onaona if you have questions. onaona@kumupono.com


March 17, 1884, Page 3

The Daily Bulletin

 The funeral of the late Major Kinimaka (PDF) took place yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Kawaiahao Cemetery... 


 April 23, 1885, Page 3
The Daily Bulletin

The young woman Akahi (PDF), who died in the hospital... ...her remains being interred in the Kawaiahao cemetery... 


 November 16, 1885, Page 3
Daily Honolulu Press
Late Ex-Governor P. Kanoa (PDF), 83 years of age. Interred in same vault in Kawaiahao Church yard where the remains of his mother and father now lie. 


 November 21, 1885, Page 6
The Daily Bulletin Summary
Governor Kanoa’s Funeral (PDF) . …The remains, enclosed in an elegant coffin of koa, were deposited in the family vault in the Kawaiahao cemetery. 


January 5, 1886, Page 3
Daily Honolulu Press
On Sunday afternoon last, another veteran missionary of the A.B.C.F.M. to these Islands was called to his reward when Rev. Dr. Dwight Baldwin (PDF),  aged 87 years, passed peacefully away, at the residence of his  son-in-law, S.M. Damon... He leaves three daughters, Mrs. W.D.  Alexander, Mrs. S.M. Damon and Mrs. W.O. Atwater, and three sons, D.D.,  H.P. and Chas Baldwin. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from  Kawaiahao Church... 


 February 26, 1886, Page 3
Daily Honolulu Press
A very impressive scene was witnessed on Punchbowl street, in front of  the Kawaiahao Cemetery, yesterday afternoon. It was the funeral  procession of a young native girl (PDF) who had died on Wednesday night. After the hearse came the mourners,  then came about twenty South Sea Islanders. On entering the cemetery  they removed their hats, and listened with marked attention to the sad  services over the remains of the young girl... 


April 21, 1886, Page 3
The Daily Bulletin
The Late Mrs. Kapena's (PDF)  Funeral...last tribute of respect to the memory of the deceased wife of  His Excellency J.M. Kapena. Among those present were His Majesty the  King, the Vice-Chamberlain, The Princesses Liliuokalani and Likelike...  ...and the remains were preceded and followed to the Kawaiahao church  cemetery... 


June 28, 1886, Page 3
The Daily Bulletin
Mr. Porter Green (PDF),  at one time a man of some prominence in Hawaiian affairs, but for  several years past a sufferer from paralysis, died on Saturday evening,  and was buried yesterday afternoon from Kawaiahao Church... 


November 1, 1886, Page 3
The Daily Herald
The funeral of the late High Chiefess Kalola (PDF) took place yesterday afternoon from Honuakaha to Kawaiahao cemetery... 


August 9, 1887, Page 5
The Hawaiian Gazette
A very sad accident took place Friday at the shore battery, resulting in the death of a native (PDF)  belonging to the military. The royal salute was being fired as the  steamer W.G. Hall with the King on board was passing out of the  harbor... The funeral took place Saturday forenoon at Kawaiahao Church  Cemetery... 


 March 20, 1888, Page 5
The Hawaiian Gazette
The funeral of the late Luther Aholo (PDF)  took place Sunday afternoon from Washington Place to the Kawaiahao  cemetery... ...Mr. Aholo was Minister of Interior from October, 1886, to  June, 1887. Previous to accepting the Ministerial portfolio, he  represented Lahaina in the Legislature, and exhibited considerable  ability as a parliamentarian... 


April 3, 1888, Page 5
The Hawaiian Gazette
Funeral of the late, John Hamauku (PDF), captain in the King’s Guards… …to the Kawaiahao cemetery… Remains were interred with military honors.  


May 16, 1888, Page 3
The Daily Bulletin
The funeral of the late Miss F. G. Morley (PDF),  music teacher at the Kawaiahao Seminary… The remains have been  deposited in the family vault of Mrs. Haalelea, to await action of the  relatives who reside in Wisconsin. 


January 8, 1889
The Hawaiian Gazette, Page 7
The funeral of the late J.K. Spalding  (PDF) took place on Thursday and was largely attended by Hawaiians and foreigners. The Internment was in Kawaiahao Cemetery... 


March 25, 1889, Page 3
The Daily Bulletin
James Campbell (PDF), son of Honorable James Campbell aged 3 years and 6 days. Funeral from the Kawaiahao Church. 


 May 20, 1890, Page 8
The Hawaiian Gazette
Rev. Edward Toppin Doane (PDF).  This honored missionary Father went to rest from the house of Rev. Dr.  Hyde... The honored remains found their last resting place in the  Mission cemetery by the side of those of the wife and two infant  children laid there nearly thirty years ago thus strangely reunited... 


July 19, 1890
The Daily Bulletin
William Lumaheihei Hoapili (PDF),  a promising young Hawaiian aged 21 years, died on Thursday evening of  typhoid fever... He was the son of Judge Hoapili, of Kona, Hawaii and  leaves two brothers, and sisters, and a host of friends... ...his  remains were interred at the Kawaiahao cemetery. 


January 20, 1891, Page 7
The Hawaiian Gazette
...Mrs. Lois S. Johnson (PDF)  died suddenly on Saturday last at her residence in Fort street... Her  remains were interred on Sunday afternoon, in the mission burial ground  at Kawaiahao... 


August 18, 1891, Page 7
The Hawaiian Gazette
Annie Kuamoo (PDF), wife of John Kuamoo, died Saturday, and was buried Sunday in the Kawaiahao cemetery... 


September 1, 1891, Page 7
The Hawaiian Gazette
...Mrs. Atwater (PDF)  wife of Mr. W.O. Atwater, secretary of the Honolulu Iron Works... The  remains were followed to Kawaiahao cemetery by a large number of  carriages... 


 May 25, 1892, Page 2
The Daily Bulletin
Samuel Mahelona (PDF), 31 years of age, member of Kawaiahao Church, funeral will take place at Kawaiahao. Married to Miss Emma Napoleon.  


 June 29, 1893, Page 2
Pacific Commercial Advertiser

The funeral of the late Hanakeola Leleo Kinimaka...  Of the five societies she was a member of, four turned out, the Hui  Aloha Aina, Liliuokalani Educational Societies, Riding Society, Hui  Manawalea, and Hawaiian Patriotic League. Mrs. Kinimaka leaves eight  children living, five girls and three boys. Her remains were buried at  the Kawaiahao cemetery besides those of her husband who died nearly ten  years ago. 


Mahalo Pattie Atcherley Haaheo Hitchcock for sharing this rememberance of your kupunahine.


July 11, 1893, Page 9

The Hawaiian Gazette 

Death of a Compositor. George Liwai Kali (PDF),  a Hawaiian of about 25 years of age, who has been employed as a typo in  the job department of the Hawaiian Gazette Publishing Co.... He leaves a  wife and four little girls, the eldest six years of age, a mother and a  large number of relatives to mourn his loss. ...his remains being  buried at Kawaiahao cemetery. 


 July 15, 1893, Page 3
The Daily Bulletin
Benjamin Kaaua  connected with Kaumakapili Church, he was one of the two oldest  members. Trustee of the church for twenty years and chairman of that  body for four years. Deceased was 54 years of age. Rev J. Waiamau  conducted service. Remains were interred at Kawaiahao. 


July 18, 1893, Page 9
The Hawaiian Gazette

 The late Mrs. Louisa Johnson Bindt  was 50 years of age, and was buried at Kawaiahao cemetery beside her  mother's grave and not at the Nuuanu cemetery, as reported. 


December 20, 1893, Page 3
The Daily Bulletin
Miss Emma K. Kawewehi  died at Leleo at 11 o'clock yesterday morning... The deceased was a  sister of Julia Starr Kapu, and was 20 years and 11 months old at the  time of her demise. ...the place of interment being at Kawaiahao. 


February 22, 1894, Page 3
The Daily Bulletin
Funeral of Kauhane... 


February  23, 1894, Page 7
The Hawaiian Gazette
James Kauhane, from loss of blood.. …the procession started for the Kawaiahao cemetery… 


June 21, 1894, Page 3
The Daily Bulletin
S. Kaai,  who for years was employed in C.J. Fishel's store, died Tuesday evening  and was buried yesterday in the Kawaiahao Church cemetery... 


July 27, 1894, Page 1
The Hawaiian Gazette
Mr. Charles Turner  Passes Away at Auckland, New Zealand... ...Mr. Turner's body was sent  here for burial... The remains were taken to the Kawaiahao cemetery...  


July 28, 1894, Page 3
The Daily Bulletin
Twenty-two carriages containing the relatives and friends followed the hearse carrying the remains of the late George Kauaina Norton (PDF) to the Kawaiahao cemetery... 


 August 14, 1894, Page 3
The Daily Bulletin
The funeral of the late Mrs. Emma Napoleon (PDF),  mother of Mrs. S. Mahelona, Mrs. J.U. Kawainui, Mrs. E.P. Low, Maikai  Napoleon and others, who died on Sunday morning, took place yesterday  from the family residence, Queen street. The services were held at  Kawaiahao Church... The interment was in the family plot in the  churchyard. 


November 9, 1894, Page 8
The Hawaiian Gazette
Death of an Estimable Woman. Keliihoohuli (PDF) died  in Honolulu on November 4th, and on that day her funeral took place,  and she was buried in the Kawaiahao Church grave yard. She was born in  Pahoehoe, North Kona, at the time Kaahumanu made the tour of Hawaii. Her  father was Kakao and her mother was Kalaunui, of Hilo Kaipo. She  married Kanaina, and one of her daughters is Mrs. J.L. Kaulukou. She was  one of the old stock of natives, and a most estimable woman. 


March 18, 1895, Page 1
The Daily Bulletin
Paul Puhiula Kanoa (PDF) died at one o'clock this morning at his home... ...he was sixty-two  years, nine months and eight days old at the time of his death... The  parents of deceased were O. Kaulehelohe and Kapau... ...the interment  being at Kawaiahao cemetery. 


October 24, 1895, Page 3
The Independent
Editor “Joe” Kawainui (PDF) was buried yesterday with all honors due a good and true man… …The  final rites took place at the Kawaiahao cemetery and were most  impressive…  


October 25, 1895, Page 6
The Hawaiian Gazette
Joseph U. Kawainui (PDF) 


December 26, 1895, Page 1
The Evening Bulletin
Of Geo. Ahuai (PDF), age 26, a native of Kona, buried yesterday from Kawaiahao church in the cemetery thereof Rev. H.H. Parker officiating. 


February 14, 1896, Page 5
The Evening Bulletin

Lukea (w) (PDF), died at her residence... ...The remains will be interred at Kawaiahao cemetery... 


August 12, 1896, Page 5
The Evening Bulletin
Mother Cooke (PDF) Dead. The Aged Missionary Lady Succumbs After Short Illness... 


August 13, 1896, Page 3
The Independent
Mrs. Juliette Cooke’s (PDF) funeral… …interment took place at Kawaiahao Seminary where so many of  the first missionaries are buried. The remains of Mother Cooke were  carried to the grave by Minister S.M. Damon… 


 February 19, 1897, Page 5
The Hawaiian Gazette
...Mrs. Beckley Ahia (nee Milaina) (PDF), aged 57, died at her late home on School street... ...The body was interred in Kawaiahao Cemetery... 


 February 19, 1897, Page 3
The Independent
Mrs. Milaina Ahia (PDF)…  …buried in the afternoon at the Kawaiahao Cemetery. The deceased, who  was 57 years of age, was an old and faithful servant of Queen  Liliuokalani, who will be grieved by hearing of the death of her old  friend… …The remains were interred in the Kawainui vault, in Kawaiahao  Cemetery. 


 April 2, 1898, Page 2
The Independent
C.D. Wiliokai (PDF)…  …deceased was a prominent member of the National Quintette Club  and an  bass excellent singer… The interment took place at the Kawaiahao  cemetery.  Wiliokai—At Waikiki, March 31, 1898, Cain D. Wiliokai, of dropsy; aged about 40 years. 


May 23, 1898, Page 2
The Independent

The funeral of Mrs. C.B. Wilson (PDF) took place yesterday afternoon from Kawaiahao Church… …The interment took place in the churchyard…


May 24, 1898, Page 6
The Hawaiian Gazette
Mrs. C.B. Wilson (PDF),  name before her marriage to the ex-marshal was Evelyn Townsend and she  was a companion to Liliuokalani… …interment was in the family plot in  Kawaiahao cemetery.


May 26, 1898, Page 3
The Independent
Mrs. Caroline Hapai (PDF),  wife of H. Hapai an employee in the Finance Office and a daughter of H.  Grube. She was only 22 years of age… …remains were intered at the  Kawaiahao cemetery. …formerly a pupil at St. Andrew’s Priory.


May 27, 1898, Page 6
The Hawaiian Gazette
...Caroline Hapai (PDF)  wife of Henry Hapai, died yesterday morning... ...large concourse of  friends followed the remains to the grave in Kawaiahao cemetery...


June 9, 1898, Page 3
The Independent
Mrs. Kahookano (PDF)…died  at the early age of 31 years… …mother indeed of seven offsprings, five  of whom survive her. Three girls and two boys. …interment at the  Kawaiahao Cemetery, where most of her own people, that have gone before  her are buried…


August 5, 1898, Page 8
The Evening Bulletin
National Guard Death. ...Walter G. Butler (PDF)...was  46 years of age, a native of Raleigh, N.C. and a member of Co. D.  Hawaiian National Guard Volunteers... ...A Hawaiian flag and a wreath  were upon the coffin in E.A. Williams hearse. Rev. H.H. Parker, pastor  of Kawaiahao church, conducted the burial services.


November 10, 1898, Page 3
The Independent
Kapoolele Apau (PDF),  a native woman born at Malama, Puna, Hawaii was buried in Kawaiahao  cemetery, yesterday, at the ripe old age of 127 years, 9 months and 8  days. Her interesting biography was published with the census report of  1896.


April 24, 1899, Page 1
The Evening Bulletin
Naaulii (PDF) is the name of a native woman who died at Kawaiahao...


May 11, 1899, Page 5
The Evening Bulletin
J.H. Trask (PDF), an American aged 70 died of heart disease at Honuakaha yesterday, buried in Kawaiahao cemetery.


June 14, 1899, Page 2
The Independent
Mrs. Tamar Meekapu (PDF),  died in Honolulu… The deceased was born in 1852 and was educated in the  Mission school by… She married the Rev. M. Kuaea, the pastor of  Kaumakapili Church, who was known as the Hawaiian Henry Ward Beecher…  Later on she married Mr. Meekapu who survives her… Her remains were  interred in the Kawaiahao cemetery…


September 13, 1899, Page 5
The Independent
The funeral of little Muriel Richards (PDF) took place yesterday afternoon at the family burial grounds in the Kawaiahao cemetery…


November 20, 1899, Page 3
The Independent
Major William P. Lumaheihei Waipa (PDF) met with an accident yesterday evening which eventually caused his death… …The interment will be in the Kawaiahao cemetery…


November 21, 1899, Page 2
The Independent
The funeral of the late Major Lumaheihei (PDF)… …untimely and horrible death was deeply deplored by all… The interment took place at Kawaiahao cemetery…


February 2, 1900, Page 3
The Independent
Elizabeth Nahali (PDF), a Hawaiian female of 10 years of age. Buried later at Kawaiahao cemetery.


March 10, 1900, Page 2
The Independent
Frank Metcalf (PDF) expired  at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Helen Rowland… The deceased was  part Hawaiian and was born in Manoa forty-six years ago. He was the son  of T. Metcalf, a prominent surveyor and a man having considerable  influence during the regime of Kamehameha III…. …engaged in the business  of a searcher of records and of a newspaper writer. At the time of his  death he was editing the Ka Lahui Hawaii. His widow who was Miss Forsyth  of Maui, and several children survive him. The funeral takes place from  Kawaiahao Church this afternoon.


March 13, 1900, Page 1
The Independent
John Henry Mossman (PDF),  Hawaiian male, 8 months old, died at Waikiki; tuberculosis was the  cause of death... Burial certificate granted for Kawaiahao cemetery.


March 14, 1900, Page 4
The Independent
Lilia (PDF), Hawaiian female, 16 years; …burial certificate for Kawaiahao cemetery.


March 14, 1900, Page 4
The Independent
Infant daughter of Capt. H. Berger (PDF)… …burial certificate granted for Kawaiahao cemetery.


March 21, 1900, Page 2
The Independent
Kapule (PDF), Hawaiian male, 60 years… …certificate for Kawaiahao cemetery.


March 21, 1900, Page 2
The Independent
Samuel L. [Lawrence] Pomroy (PDF), part Hawaiian, 2 ½ years; …certificate for Kawaiahao cemetery.


March 20, 1900, Page 1
The Independent
Kahele (PDF), Hawaiian female, 60 years; …certificate for Kawaiahao cemetery.