Saturday, June 18, 2005
This is my Grandfather, David KAHANA. The photo is lousy, it is a photocopy from the U.S. Civil Service Commission. I requested information about his days as a Merchant Marine, and this photo was among the papers.
David was born 26 February 1888, Ka'u District on the Island of Hawai'i, Kingdom of Hawai'i.
His parents were Lakalu (Lakali) and Kalauia (Kalaua), both of which were also born in the Kingdom of Hawai'i.
David attended the Third Public School of Hawai'i and Hilea Public School. According to the papers I received from the Civil Service Commission, Grandpop Dave did not get much past an Elementary School education.
He entered the US through the Port of Philadelphia on 23 August 1910 and remained here until his death.
Grandpop had three wives and a total of 14 children:
1) With his first wife, Bertha he had:
John - born 1916 and died 1975
Josephine - born 1917
Frank - born 1920 and died 1985
2) With his second wife, Emma he had:
3) With his third wife, Helen ANUSZKIEWICZ / UNCORT he had:
Stanley Edward - born 1934 and died 1991
Joseph Wilbur - born 1935 and died 2000
Dolores Marie - born 1937 and died 1985
Gloria - born 1939 and died 1988
Robert is still living
Vincent J. - born 1943 and died 1998
Theresa Diane is still living
Mark is still living
Grandpop Dave died 31 December 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon Delaware County, Pennsylvania