Koa Tree - Pue, Alakiki & Kahahawai

Lahaina Maui
Rose Kailianu Pue
Great Grandmother

February 18, 1895 - August, 1921
Rose was born on February, 1895 in Lahaina. Her parents were Pue and Hoomana both of Lahaina, Maui. Rose Pue was the mother of our grandmother Annie Makekau . Rose gave birth to three keiki from Samuel Naohulelua Makekau. Two girls Mabel was the elder, Annie our grandmother the younger. There is a birth record of a Samuel Naohulelua Makekau Jr. born & passed away on August 22, 1921. Unable to find a Death Certificate for Rose Pue Makekau, She may have passed away giving birth to baby Samuel, and may have been buried at the Makekau Plot, in Lahaina.
John Pue Sr.
Great Grand Uncle

October, 1896 - August, 1910
John Pue Sr. was Roses younger brother born October, 1895 in Lahaina. John married Annie luukia Alakiki on Jan 20, 1905 in Lahaina, two keiki, Mary Kaimi Pue(Cabbab) & John Pue Jr.
Daniel Paele Pue
Great Grand Uncle

July, 1894 - 1910
Daniel Paele Pue was Roses elder brother born July, 1894 in Lahaina. There is a record that he married Hoomau and had a daughter named Paahao.

Annie Luukia Alakiki - Pue/Kai
Great Grand Aunt

February 2, 1888 - May 12, 1948
Annie Alakiki was born in 1888 her parents were Alakiki & Luukia of Lahaina. Annie Alakiki was the wife of Great Grand Uncle John Pue Sr., they had two keiki Mary Kaimi Pue and John Pue Jr. After John Pue Sr passed away, Annie remarried 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.


Kapaau Alakiki

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
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 census lists three brothers Joseph, Kapono & Kai, they also had one sister named Annie.



Alice Kai Marriage Announcement on January 31,1944 per Honolulu Star Bulletin

Keiki of
John Kai & Annie Alahiki

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

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

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

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


Yvonne, Alice & Isabella
Daughters of Alice Kai (Bayobay)

Joe Kahahawai Jr.
Joseph Kahahawai Jr.

December 25, 1909 - January 8, 1932
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.

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.
Puea Cemetery


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 would 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.

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

"Gabby Pahinui & Friends" by Panini Records

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