Molokai History:

[from Honolulu Advertiser, obituaries, March 11, 1931]

Life of 115 Years Ends on Molokai

Kamalo, Molokai – March 9

After residence on Molokai for more than 100 years, Mrs. Kailiohe Kameekua, age 115, died at her home here yesterday afternoon following an illness of about a month.

The aged matriarch was born at Kaoio, Mapulehu, Molokai, on February 28, 1816, and lived at Kamalo all her life with the exception of short visits made to Maui.

Mrs. Kameekua, until a few years ago, lived an active outdoor life. She was an ardent fisherman, and was a notable exponent of Hawaiian domestic arts, particularly the weaving of fine mats, and making Hawaiian quilts. This form of industry she was compelled to relinquish about a year ago when her vision failed. Despite this blow she remained keenly interested in people and affairs on Molokai until her life ended.

Funeral services will be conducted at the family residence at 3 o’clock this afternoon. She will be buried in the Catholic Cemetery at Kamalo, with Father Henry officiating at the services.

Surviving her are three daughters, Mary Kame’ekua of Kamalo, Mrs. Annie Makakulani of Kalaupapa and Mrs. Kaui Paia of Honolulu. In addition she leaves several grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, several of whom were raised by her at Kamalo and Kapulei.

Blessings, pono and pule!

Fr. Brian Guerrini,