Thursday, February 28, 2013

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 household and his wife Emmeline age 39 on Waimanu St., Honolulu.  Could this be his sister?  If so why is he a lodger?  So the next step was to find Emmeline in the other census and look her up on the standard places, ulukau, ancestry, etc...

Records I found:
1930 census there is a Emmaline Kaina, age 28, birthplace Utah, daughter of Nellie Halemann (HOH).  A boarder named Charles Atkens age 22 also lives with them.  Estimated birth year:1902.  Two daughters Henrietta Kaina (9) and Matilda Kaina (8).
Found no Emmaline Alohikea in the 1910 or 1920 census.

Family search "Hawaii, Births and Christenings, 1852-1933"
Emma Alohikea b. 11 Aug. 1902, (Honolulu) Kona, Oahu
Fathers name: W. E. Alohikea
Mother's name: Kaluiumi
(James Louis Haiku named his 1st son Jimmy Alohikea), there is a marriage of David K. Kaina to Emmaline Alohikea, 3-18-1922, Koolauloa, Oahu.  James Haiku was born in Koolauloa and Henrietta & Matilda Kaina's birthdates are around that time.

Still searching for Ethel...

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