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George Kalauohe

George Kalauohe is an ancestor or a relative, but there's not enough information to place him in the family.  He is related somehow to my Great grandmother Emma K. Hiram Fern.  She mentions him in the kanikau* of her daugther Emma Lahela.  In it she writes "E Maunalua e, ike ae nei papa on i kuu lei ia Emma, ua hell auk la paha mauka o Kamilokapu e ike i kahi ana i holoholo ai, aloha kahi a kuu lei i noho ai me kuu hamaumua, Mr. G. Kalauohe, ua hele mua aku oia."  It was translated as "Oh Maunalua, perhaps you have seen my child Emma, going to the uplands of Kamilokapu**, the beloved place my child stayed with my first-born, Mr. G. Kalauohe, who had first come here."  So it seems it's her 1st born son right?  Well there's a couple problems with that.  The records I have found have all said Emma only had 9 children and George wasn't one of them.  Emma was born in 1872 and in 1898, there is a notice in the newspaper about trespassers being prose…

Emmeline & Ethel

Here is an obit for my great granduncle.... HAIKU, JAMES LOUIS, 57, of 3247 Kaunaoa St., born in Honolulu, March 18, 1890, died in Honolulu, May  5, Friends may call at AKANA’S NUUANU FUNERAL PARLORS from 6 to 9 p.m. , Today, May 6, and after 8 a.m. , Wed., May 7.  Services, 1:15 p.m., Wed. at the chapel of the mortuary under the auspices of the Pentecostal Gospel.  Procession leaves at 2 p.m. for burial in the Diamond Head Memorial Park.  Survived by son, Antonio Haiku; stepson, Thomas Fern; daughter, Mrs. Julia Shilhan; 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Beatrice Kahoiwai and Mrs. Amy Cruz; 11 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Emmaline and Ethel.  He was a City & County Gov’t employee.
In it, it mentions 2 sisters, Emmaline and Ethel.  So for years and years, we've been searching for these two, but without surnames, it very difficult to find them.  The break came when the 1940 census was released and we found James Louis Haiku age 52, living as a lodger with Charles Atkins age 34, head of househo…

Conflicting dates: Samuel Silva

Cousin Connie recently brought to my attention the World War I registration card of our Great Granduncle, Samuel Antone Sabino Silva.  On it he states he was born Oct. 11, 1889.  I have him being born Oct. 11, 1892.  Which one is it?

His dates:

-1910 census, Cummins St., he is 17, living with his sister Rebecca and her husband Obed Kaai, the head of household.  Estimated birth year: 1893.  Him, his sister and nieces are noted as 'Chinese', but this is wrong.  CH is caucasian/hawaiian in the Hawaii census, but CH is Chinese in the US census.

-31 Jul 1917-World War I registration card he states he was born Oct. 11, 1889 (28 yrs)

-11 Oct 1917-Marriage certificate of Samuel Silva to Esther Kaialiilii, he is age 24, estimated birth year 1893.

-1920 census (he appears twice).
1) With step father Joseph James Fern & family, he is age 28, estimated birth year 1892.
2) As head of household, he is age 31, estimated birth year 1889.

-8 Aug 1928, voter application.  Samuel Silva of 35…

Sunday's Obituary: Uncle Archie

My uncle Archie was my grandmother's brother.  His obituary....

Jan. 13, 2013
Archibald Kaleiheana Mahaulu, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired city supplies clerk supervisor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai sons Christopher R., Harold W., Allan G. and Jeffrey B. Ano and Brad Harris; and hanai daughter Mimi Harris. Private services

More about uncle...
He was Archibald Kaleiheana Mahaulu, born December 5, 1919, Honolulu, Oahu.  The only son of Paul & Jane (Hoke) Mahaulu.  His sisters were Jane, Marion (my grandma), Etta and Millie.  He also had another brother Harold and sister Elaine that died in infancy.  He was never married, but my grandmother told my dad he had one son somewhere out there, name unknown.  He served in World War II, but I don't know anything about…

Ea O Ka Aina

Mahalo to Kalani Mondoy, for bringing this great resource to our attention!  Links of the ahupua'a for google Earth.  All the Islands....


Iphoto has a neat facial recognition feature called "faces".  The faces feature searches all the pictures and detects the faces.  You assign a name to a detected face.  Once you've assigned names to a few faces, iPhoto will learn from your input and try to put names to faces on it's own.  Going to the faces pane, you get a corkboard with entries for every person you've identified so far.  Double clicking on a person will take you to two areas.  The top includes all the photos of the person you've identified and beneath a gray bar are other people iPhoto suspects may be the same person.  It's interesting to see what iPhoto guesses.  Bicycle wheels and pizzas are two of the more unusual guesses, but for the most part it guesses very similar looking people.  So I identified the woman on the left as Emele Kaaukai Wright and iPhoto guessed the woman on the right as Emele, along with several other people.  The one on the right is from a photo of a group of hula…