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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…