Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Leila L. Haiku-Tombstone Tuesday

Leila is my 2 cousin, once removed.  She died at a young age, and had a young daughter that I don't know what happened to her.  She's buried at the Kurtistown Filipino Cemetery, in Puna, Big Island.  As far as I know she wasn't Filipino.  The place where she died Hanamaulu, Kauai, is also where my great-great grandparents were married in 1889.
This picture was taken by Geoff Stafford, who volunteers his time and taking pictures of gravesites on the Big Island.

Coco-Paljavascript:void(0)m Lodge Waitress Killed In Kauai Crash
Lihue, Kauai, March 1 (by Radiophone). - A 22 year-old waitress who spent last night her favorite way - dancing at a nightclub - was killed today when the car she was driving hit an embankment and turned over on Wilcox Road in Nawiliwili, Kauai.  Police identified the woman as Leila Haiku, of Hanamaulu, a waitress at the Coco-Palm Lodge at Wailua.  Her death leaves her daughter, Lynn, 5 an orphan.  She worked on the 5 p.m. to midnight shift.  The accident happened about 6 a.m. near the Nawiliwili bulk Sugar Plant, police said.  They did not know where she was headed for.  They said Miss Haiku had just turned a curve when her car apparently swerved across the road and glance off a dirt embankment.  Police said the car turned over several times and landed on its roof about 100 feet away from where it hit the embankment.  Miss Haiku was thrown out of the car.  Police said she apparently died instantly.  She was pronounced dead upon arrival at Wilcox Hospital.  Surviving is a brother, Antone.  The traffic death was the third on Kauai this year.  According to her girl friend, Lihue Alexander, also an employee of the Lodge, they both went night clubbing until about 2 a.m. this moring.  Miss Alexander said Miss Haiku “really enjoyed dancing .  She was happy-go-lucky and was well-liked by everyone.”  Shocked at hearing about the tragedy, Miss Alexander said a good part of last night, both of them discussed plans to fix up a new apartment they were to move into shortly in Lihue.~March 1, 1956, Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Personal Hawaiian Genealogy Pages.

Hawaiian genealogy sure has come along way from the days when I first started searching the web back in 1998.  There were a handful of personal sites with info on Hawaiian genealogy back then and some are still around, the same site from the nineties frozen in time.  Some are updated and some vanished never to be seen again.  Here's a list of the personal pages (now called blogs?) I have bookmarked, that are still around...

Hawaiian Genealogy-Excellent site done by Dean Kekoolani, focusing on the chiefly genealogies as recorded by High Chief and master genealogist Solomon Lehuanui Kalaniomaiheuila.
The Official Website of the Royal Family of Hawaii-A beautiful looking site with information on the royal families of Hawaii.
Kanaka Genealogy-Probably one of the best sites on Hawaiian Genealogy.  Lots of information such as, ali'i mahele indices, anti aneexation petitions, tutorials, maps, oral stories, links to other Hawaiian genealogy sites.
Kinimaka.com-The Kinimaka family website.
A Priestly Line Through the Ages-Last updated on March 31, 2007, lots of hawaiian surnames.
Banyon Tree: Genealogy of the Hawaiian Family Nahaolelua and Descendants-One of the earliest sites I ever stumbled across, this was one of the sites that was forever not updated, but now noticed she put up a new picture of herself.  
Emma's Heart: Family History of the Gasper-Kealawaiole Ohana-A family site that's been around since 2004.  
Kaauamo Ohana-Dedicated to the Kaauamo family hailing from Keanae, Maui.
Kakalia Ohana-Dedicated to the ohana of Thomas Kaiulani Kakalia Sr. from Nanakuli.
Ohana o Kaaimoku-Family site.  Looks like it was last updated in 2008.
Reeves Ohana-I like the "9 siblings" family tree.  You click on one of the 11 people to get more information.
The Cummings of Hawaii-It didn't take long for me to run across a Cummings in my own family tree.  This family is huge!
Doak Family Website-Click on "Migrations" to find the Hawaii Connection.
Hawaiian Roots-Like Kanaka Genealogy, this site is great with lots of information to help out the Hawaiian genealogist.  Started in 2001 by Christine Hitt.

Well, that's all I have bookmarked, but I have seen other's recently that for some reason, I did not save.  I do notice a thread of family genealogy sites popping up on facebook.  I myself run one called "Emma Fern's Ohana", and belong to "Hiram Ohana", "The Hawaii Hoke Ohana" and "Silva Family Tree".  Try searching a surname your researching to find if a group already exists.  

Pepehi Kanaka (Murder)

The following English and Hawaiian language newspaper articles deal with the murder/suicide committed by my 3rd great grandfather, Samuel Sm...