Koa Tree - Pue, Alakiki & Kahahawai
Lahaina Maui
Rose Kailianu Pue
Great Grandmother

February 18, 1895 - February 3, 1942
Rose was born on February, 1895 to her parents John Pue Sr. and Anna Alakiki of Lahaina, Maui. Rose gave birth to three keiki from Samuel Naohulelua Makekau. Two daughters Mabel, Annie and Samuel Naohulelua Makekau Jr. an infant, born & passed away on August 22, 1921. According to her obituary Rose Pue also had two sons Benny & Leroy and on September 27, 1941 married Jacinto Deguilmo. The obituary for Rose Pue Makekau Deguilmo is dated February 5, 1942 in Honolulu, she was buried @ Kalaepohaku Cemetary. Following her Death her widower Jacinto married Roses half sister Annie Kai and they had several more children together.
Daniel Paele Pue
Great Grand Uncle

July, 1894 - ?
Daniel Paele Pue was Roses elder brother. According to the 1900 Lahaina census he was born in Lahaina.
John Pue Jr.
Great Grand Uncle

October 2, 1896 - July 9, 1948
John Pue Jr. was Roses younger brother born October 2, 1896 in Lahaina. Married Rose Kalai Manners.
Mary Kaimi Pue
Great Grand Aunt

May 6, 1910 - August 6, 1963
Mary Pue was Roses younger sister, the 1920 Lahaina census shows her age as 10 years old. Married Lorenzo Cabbab.

Annie Luukia Alakiki - Pue/Kai
2nd Great Grandmother

February 2, 1888 - May 12, 1948
Annie Alakiki was born in 1888 her parents were Alakiki & Luukia of Lahaina. Our 2nd Great Grandmother Annie Alakiki maried John Pue Sr. on January 5, 1905, there are records of their four keiki; Daniel Paele, Rose Kailianu, John Jr. and Mary Kaimi. Following the death of John Pue Sr., Annie married Kai Kahahawai, who later changed his name to "John Kai". This picture shows Annie holding cousin Isabella at Kamokela Lane housing @ Palama Settlement, Oahu. Mahalo cousin Alice Bayobay for the photo of Tutu Annie.



Obituary
Kai Kahahawai
"John Kai"

September 15, 1893 - June 8, 1956
On December 15, 1917 Annie Alakiki married Kai Kahahawai, one of Kahahawai brothers. Kai Kahahawai would eventually change his name to John Kai. The 1900 Lahaina census lists three brothers Joseph, Kapono & Kai, and one sister named Annie.
Kapaau Alakiki
3rd Great Grandfather

January, 1850 - July 25, 1887
Annies father Kapaau Alakiki was born at Lahaina, Maui in the year 1850. Alakiki contracted leprosy and was exiled at Kalawao , the original site of the leper colony where he died July 25, 1887. The settlement was moved from Kalawao on the west side of the peninsula to Kalaupapa on the east side.
(Kuokoa, 11/5/1887, p. 4)


John Kai & Isabella

Alice Kai Marriage, January 31,1944 - Honolulu Star Bulletin


Benny, Nani & Kimo


Uncle Kimo


Deguilmos
The Keiki of
John Kai
&
Annie Alahiki

Hannah Kai
Great Grandaunt
May 28, 1918 - March 1, 2001
William Hokoana Jr.

Annie Leonard Kai
Great Grandaunt
August 27, 1919 - April 7, 2009
Jacintho Deguilmo

Alice Kamana'o Kai
Great Grandaunt
May 16, 1921 - February 3, 1970
Bonipacio Balora Bayobay

John Kai Jr.
Great GrandUncle
September 7, 1924 - August 30, 2001


Bayobay Sisters


Yvonne, Alice & Isabella


Bayobay Cousins

Benny Patrick Kai Jr.

August 3, 1960 - December 23, 2014
Uncle Benny Kai of Kahuku, has entertained thousands as an ambassador of Aloha for decades, but a recent diagnosis threatens the beloved entertainer’s life. For over thirty years, he has strummed his ukulele and put smiles on guest’s faces at the Hawaiian village and as the host of the Lu’au at the Polynesian Cultural Center. His signature routine of playing his ukulele behind his head and even with his teeth, coupled with his Louis Armstrong impersonation, were always a crowd favorite. When he was not on stage, he was sharing his Hawaiian heritage to the students of La’ie Elementary school and Na Kamalei preschool. The fun-loving kupuna taught music and the Hawaiian culture to his keikis with his characteristic zeal and enthusiasm.

- Hawaii Reporter -
May 19, 2014
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Joseph Kahahawai Jr.

December 25, 1909 - January 8, 1932
On December 15, 1917 Annie Alakiki married Kai Kahahawai, one of Kahahawai brothers.
The most famous crime case in Hawai'i occurred on September 12, 1931. After a night of heavy drinking in Waikiki, Thalia Massie, a young Navy wife, left a party and was found by passers-by two hours later, her face bruised, mouth bleeding, and jaw broken. In a separate traffic incident the same night, police picked up five young local men.The police repeatedly took them to Mrs. Massie's hospital room until she finally identified them, alleging that they had abducted and raped her. The police never looked for anyone else. The case made national headlines. Newspapers pictured a territory unsafe for white women with subhuman native brutes on the prowl. The local dailies editorialized on the efficiency of lynch Law.
Joe Kahahawai Jr.

Puea Cemetery
In the trial, jurors deadlocked because Mrs. Massie's clothing was intact, and who beat her was in question. One of the men involved was subsequently seized and severely beaten. A second, Joseph Kahahawai, was forced into a car, shot, and killed. Police caught Kahahawai's assailants--Mrs. Massie's mother, husband, and two sailors. Clarence Darrow, the famous criminal lawyer, defended the murderers, but the jury found them guilty, and they were sentenced to terms of hard labor of 4 to 10 years. Gov. Lawrence Judd, however, commuted the sentences to one hour each in his chambers. A shocked public reconsidered the case. Few could abide lynch law. A new police chief was hired and the criminal justice system reorganized. The Massie case to this day has the power to arouse strong emotions.


Thalia Massie (dressed in white) was a relative of Alexander Graham Bell & Teddy Roosevelt. Thalia alleged she was raped by five young locals in the year 1932. The false accusations led to the brutal murder of Joseph Kahahawai.


The five charged in Thalia Massie's alleged rape were from left, David Takai, Horace Ida, Henry Chang, Benny Ahakuelo, & Joe Kahahawai. Joe Kahahawai's lifeless body was found hidden in the trunk of a automobile they were driving near the blowhole at Makapuu point. Thalias mother was the driver, her husband and two sailors were passengers in the back seat of the car.
The Massie Case Revisited

"Navy Night" at the Ala Inn

Mahalo nui loa to Honolulu Star Bulletin for photos


Gabby Pahinui
Charles Kapono Kahahawai Jr.

April 22, 1921 – October 13, 1980
John & Joseph had brother named Charles Kapono Kahahawai. He married Madeline Keahi Kapana they and their keiki lived in Kakaako. When Madeline passed away, Gabby & two of his sibblings were hanai'd by Phillip & Emily Pahinui. Gabby eventually became a legend in Hawaiian music, Gabby Pops Pahinui, "The Governor of Waimanalo". Mahalo to cousin Clifford Kapono for Manao on Uncle Gabby & Hawaiian Music Hall of fame for the photo.

"Gabby Pahinui & Friends" by Panini Records

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Kue Petition - Petition Against Annexation
In 1897 the native Hawaiian population was less than 40,000 our ancestors signed the Kue Petition. on September 11, 1897. 21,000 signatures of our kupuna are included in the document.
Kue Petition (Pg. 656)

Sources; State of Hawaii Archives, Familysearch.org, Lahanina 1900 Census, Lahaina 1910 Census



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