Koa tree - Makekau

Annie Kaaka Makekau
Paternal Grandmother

February 22, 1920 - September 8, 1986
Tutu Annie was born on February 22, 1920 at Lahaina Maui, Hawaii. Though she was born and raised in Lahaina, Maui, she lived most of her life in Hilo town. During her later years her home was a few lots before the Papaiko Sugar Mill on the Big Islands Hamakua coast. While fishing with her at the breakwater near Keaukaha, she would only use a long Bamboo, in a just a few hours her cooler was filled with different varieties of fish, ie Hinalea, Kole, Aweoweo, Aholehole. We spent our summers with her at Kolekole(Honomu), Leleiwi(Keaukaha), Samuel Spencer(Kawaihae), Mokuula(Coconut Island) beach parks.

Annie Kaaka Makekau

My Tutu Annie passed away September 8,1986 at the age of 66. Her memorial is at Alae Cemetary , mauka of Honolii beach park. She had my Father, from Mathias Jugoz. She was also married to Emil Tacut they had a son, and a daughter both were born and raised in Hilo. In 2010 my wife and sons visited her grave site we left her some fresh flowers, I shared stories with them about my teenage years growing up there in Hilo.

Samuel Naohulelua Makekau
Paternal Great Grandfather

February 17, 1898 - April 6, 1963
Samuel was also born in Lahaina, on February 17, 1898. He was the tenth of eleven children born to Charles Kele Makekau, and Annie Loe Paniani. Samuel and Rose Pue   had two daughters and a son, their names were Mabel, Annie & Samuel. Samuel Naohulelua Makekau Jr. passed away as an infant August 22, 1921. On June 24, 1929 Samuel remarried Emma Yasu Naganuma, this marriage produced 10 more keiki. Tutu Samuel was the Lahaina Fire Captain, and was well known through out the island of Maui. Mahalo to Uncle Kale Makekau for photograph of Tutu Samuel.

Samuel Naohulelua Makekau

Wainee Cemetary

Tutu Kane Samuel passed away on April 6, 1963, his memorial is at Wainee cemetery on Maui. I was born in the year 1961 in Los Angeles, California two years before Tutu passed away. Though I never met Samuel myself, my dad would tell me stories of his visits with his grandfather Samuel in Lahaina. My Grandmother would send my Dad to visit his Tutu Samuel and family, he would play with his Uncles and Aunts who were similar in age to my Dad. Mahalo to cousin Leilani Oliver Chung for photo the of Tutu Samuels Memorial.

Charles Kele Makekau
2nd Great Grandfather

October 7, 1858 - February 10, 1929
Charles K. Makekau was born in Lahaina, Maui on October 7, 1858, his parents were Abel Keliionuuanu Makekau & Mele Kahiwa. Charles Served in the Territorial House as the Representative of the Third District in 1913. Makekau Resolution.   Tutu Charles was married to   Annie Loe Paniani   their union was Blessed with the following keiki:

                                                    1.   Lucy Milikaa Makekau [Nov, 1880 - 1921] {w}
                                                    2.   Hattie Kukaia Makekau [1885 - Feb 23, 1903] {w}
                                                    3.   Annie Kaililoa Makekau [Nov 14, 1887 - Dec 7, 1971] {w}
                                                    4.   Alice Kalaionohonoapiilani Makekau [1888 - 1923] {w}
                                                    5.   Mary Kaluhiokalani Makekau [Mar 20, 1889 - Mar 18, 1947] {w}
                                                    6.   Matthew Makekau [Mar 18, 1891 - May 6, 1921] {k}
                                                    7.   Helen Kaloulu Makekau [1893 - ?] died in infancy {w}
                                                    8.   Mabel Kunuiaiakea Makekau [Mar 26, 1896 - Feb 26, 1977] {w}
                                                    9.   Henry Makekau [Feb 17, 1898 - ?] Twin - died in infancy {k}
                                                   10.  Samuel Naohulelua Makekau [Feb 17, 1898 - Apr 6, 1963] Twin {k}*
                                                   11.  Henry Paniani Makekau [Mar 8, 1900 - Feb 4, 1989] {k}.                         

Charles Kele Makekau

Territorial Legislature

Three Makekaus served in the Hawaii Territorial congress, they were; RAMON H. MAKEKAU was elected as a Democrat in the Senate for the 1901, 1907, 1909, 1911,1913, and in 1915, 1917, 1918 sessions as Vice President. His elder brother CHARLES K. MAKEKAU was elected as a Republican in the House of Representatives for the 1913 session, & their nephew MANASSE K. MAKEKAU, as a Republican in the House of Representatives for the 1909, 1911, 1915 sessions.

Territorial Senate

Territorial House of Representatives

Hawaii Territorial Congress Roster "1913 Session"


Tutu Charles passed away on February 10, 1929 @ Lahaina, Maui, his remains are buried at the Makekau Family plot near Kelawea street in Lahaina. These Photos is the site where Tutu Charles remains are buried, according to my Grand Uncle Kale Makekau in Lahaina the site also holds the remains of two infants buried near Tutu Charles at this site. One may be my Grandmas younger brother Samuel Makekau Jr. who passed away at birth in 1921, the other would be Grand mothers sister Mabels baby who also died at birth. When I took this photo and shared it with the Ohana, some of the cousins said they could see faces in the trees.

Makekau Family Plot, Lahaina

Kelawea Street, Lahaina

Abel Kelii O Nuuanu Makekau
& Meli Kahiwa Swinton
3rd Great Grandparents

October 6, 1819 - October 16, 1907
June 24, 1823 - April 6, 1925
Abel Keliionuuanu Makekau was born to Naohulelua & Kunuiakea of Kailua Kona on the Big Island October 6, 1819. Abel was sent to Lahaina, Maui at a very young age. He was one of the first students at Lahainaluna School. Abel married Tutu Wahine Meli Kahiwa Swinton the daughter of Kawahinealiimanakapu of Molokai and Henry Sebastion Swinton. He worked as a Deacon at Waiola church under Dwight Baldwin his entire life. Tutu Kane lived until October 16, 1907 (88 years), Tutu Wahine until April 6, 1925 (101 years). Mahalo cousin Kealii Makekau for the picture of our Kupuna, their union was blessed with 14 children: see below
Abel & Meli Kahiwa Makekau

Meli Kahiwa Makekau - 102 years
        1.  Harriet Haliaka Kalanikuinuiamamao Makekau [Dec 1, 1850 - 1880] {w}
        2.  Hattie Nahienaena Keopuolani Makekau (Mahoe) [Aug 5 1853 - June 15, 1915] {w}
        3.  David Kalai O Hauola Makekau [Jun 24, 1854 - Jul 4, 1937] {k}
        4.  Samuel Umihulumakaokalani Makekau [1856 - 1942] {k}
        5.  Malie Akahiakuleana Makekau (Malaea, Ako) [Jan 1, 1857 - 1890] {w}
        6.  Charles Kele Makekau [Oct 7, 1858 - Feb 10, 1929] {k} *
        7.  Jennie Kinakaaka Makekau (Saffery) [Jul 24, 1861 - Feb 19, 1944] {w}
        8.  Naohulelua Makekau [Dec 25, 1865 - Jul 8, 1873] Twin {k}
        9.  Ramon Hoe Makekau [Dec 25, 1865 - Feb 12, 1928] Twin {k}
      10.  Lele Kekuhamahamaanaakahekili Makekau (Clark,Duncan)[Aug 6, 1869 - Feb 22, 1896] {w}
      11.  Iamima Makekau (Apo) [Oct 12, 1870 - Aug 8, 1953] {w}
      12.  Tamar Piehu Makekau (Recard) [May 12, 1871 - Feb 10, 1939] {w}
      13.  Alice Hakaleleponi Makekau (Hall) [Feb 24, 1873 - Jun 21, 1892] {w}
      14.  Abraham Nakaielua Makekau [Aug 1, 1875 - Aug 25, 1926] {k}

Reinternment Ceremony
Waiola Church, Lahaina - October 17, 2009

Tutu Abels' remains had been previously relocated to Wainee Cemetary from the Big Isle in 2007. Tutu Meli Kahiwa his wife, and Tutu Lele his daughter were buried at the Makekau Family plot near Kelawea street in Lahaina. The Kelawea site lacked public access, so on October 17, 2009 two sets of remains were relocated from the Makekau Family plot to Wainee Cemetary. Tutu Meli Kahiwa and Tutu Leles' remains were exumed from the Makekau Family Plot and reinterred to Wainee cemetary. My kupuna Mele Kahiwa & Abel Keliionuuanu Makekau, the First generation of the Makekau Ohana were again reunited at Waiola Church grounds where Tutu Man Abel served as a deacon all of his life. For me this was a reality check & my introduction to the Makekau Ohana, truly an unforgettable experience. I had met Aunty Leialoha Apo Perkins through the website, she invited me to attend the reinternment ceremony in Lahaina. Not knowing anyone else but Aunty Leialoha & Cousin Leilani Oliver Chung I flew to Maui. I attended the ceremony with my Aunty Maile & Uncle Lauren on my moms side and was asked to participate as a pole bearer, I met Cousins, Aunts and Uncles I never knew growing up, learned more about the Makekau Ohana, and their legacy in Lahaina.

Mele Kahiwa Makekau
Third Great Grandmother
Waiola Church, Lahaina - 2009

Lele Makekau Duncan
Second Great Grandaunt

Wainee Cemetery, Lahaina - 2009


On October 16, 1907 Tutu Abel Makekau was traveling from Kukuiha'ele back to Lahaina after visiting with his daughter Jennie "Kini" Makekau Saffery on the big island. His return to Lahaina would be delayed, while on his way back to Lahaina he suffered a Heart Attack and passed on near Kaauhuhu homestead. In 1907, there was no refrigeration, and no airlines in other words there was no way to safely transport his remains back home to Lahaina. He was buried in Kukuiha'ele cemetery near Waipio Valley. In 1953 to make way for a new highway, his remains were moved from Kukuiha'ele cemetery to the middle of a sugar cane field. 100 years later On May 29, 2007 the Makekau Ohana, under the guidance of Uncle Norman Nakamoto arranged for Tutu Abel's remains to be reintered into Wainee Cemetary in Lahaina, from the Big Island.

Abel Kelii O Nuuanu Makekau - Wainee Cemetary

Meli Kahiwa Makekau (Swinton) - Lahaina


Samuel N. Makekau
Great Grandfather

The Lahaina Fire Captain

Rudy, Mathias & Annie
Dad & Grandparents

Rudy & Mathias Jugoz, Annie Kaaka Makekau

Abel Keliionuuanu & Meli Kahiwa Makekau
Third Great Grandparents

The First generation of the Makekau Ohana

Ramon Hoe Makekau
Second Great GrandUncle

President of the Territorial Senate

Makekau Family Portrait

Photo hidden away by Mima Makekau Apo shared by the Apo Ohana see more below

Makekau Family Portrait - Lahaina
Photo circa 1894-1896 in Lahaina

Possible name to each face

Each name listed is based on their tribal pages birth record, and compared to the Makekau Ohana in the year 1894.
1st row; Annie Loe Paniani; age 34 (1862-1935), Charles Kele Makekau; age 38 (1858-1929), David Hauola Makekau; age 42 (1854-1957), Iamima Makekau Apo; age 27(1870-1953), 2nd row (center); Albert Keliinohola Makekau Sr.; age 11 (1885-1912), Mary Kaluhiokalani Makekau; age 7 (1889 - 1947), Matthew Makekau; age 5 (1891-1921), Annie Kaililoa Makekau; age 9 (1887-1971),3rd row; Moses Makekau Sr.; age 5 (1891-1961), Abel Wahawela Makekau; age 3 (1893-1976), Lele Makekau Duncan; age 28 (1869-1896), sitting on lap Eliza Duncan On Tai; age 2 (1894-1987), Tutu Meli Kahiwa Swinton Makekau; age 73 (1823-1925), Alice Hakaleleponi Apo Aki ; age 3 (1893 - 1978) sitting on lap , Piehu Tamar Makekau Recard; age 25 (1871-1939), sitting on lap Mary Akahiakuleana Makekau Ong Lum Recard; age 2(1894-1981),
Alice Kalaionohonoapiilani Makekau; age 8 (1888 - 1923) {w}.

Special acknowledgement

Nalani Aki A. Wallace, Alice Aki L. Shimomura, Janet Apo Loh, Umi Perkins, Lori K. Apo, Peter K. Apo for sharing the pictures of Charles K. Makekau & the Makekau Family Portrait. Mahalo nui loa to Leialoha Apo Perkins for gathering, and sharing the Makekau Family history with us.

Early Genealogy

4th Great Grandfather

Son of Huoole
& Kalaaumaikai

5th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Kahi O Kalie
& Hiku I Ke Kualono

Hiku i ke kualono
6th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Keawe Nui A Umi
& Unknown

Keawe nui a umi
7th Great Grandfather

Son of Umi A Liloa
& Kapukini

Umi a liloa
8th Great Grandfather

Son of Liloa
& Akahi O Kuleana

9th Great Grandfather

Son of Kihanuilulumoku
& Waiolea

10th Great Grandfather

Mahalo to ROOTSWEB
for this version of the
Makekau Genealogy.

Multiframe Portrait above - clockwise from lower left

Luther Kahekili Makekau

1890 - 1988
'Son of Ramon'

Lower left
Henry "Hank" Makekau Jr

1932 - 2004
'Son of Henry'

Upper left
Abel Wahawela Makekau

1896 - 1976
'Son of Malia'

Iolani "Harriet" Luahine

1915 - 1978
'Daughter of Manase'
Iolani Luahine

Upper right
LeiLani, Marilyn, Kona & Brenda

King Kamehameha Hotel
Kona, Hawaii
Lower right

Sources: State of Hawaii records, Rootsweb, UH Hamilton Library
Special Mahalo to cousin Mohala Haunani for her manao on
Luther Makekau, Iolani Luahine & the Kue Petition.

Palapala Hoopii Kue Hoohuiaina
"Petition Against Annexation"

In 1897 the native Hawaiian population was less than 40,000. The first four signatures on page 616 of the petition are significant to the Makekau Ohana. 1.) Charles Kele Makekau, 2.) Abel Makekau, 3.) David Hauole Makekau & 4.) John Duncan, the first husband of Lele Makekau. They signed on September 11, 1897. In total 21,000 Kanaka Maoli signatures are included in the petition, Page 616 is entirely signed by Lahaina Kane. Kue Petition

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