Bessie Tam Like – Ulupalakua ‘n’ Olowalu, Maui

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Bessie Tam Like

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Kealoha

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21 Responses

  1. want to know about geneology, my husbands great, great, great grandfather was John S Poepoe, his grandmother was elizabeth poepoe kauai, married to william kauai from ulupalakua ranch, his father was Andrew Pine Kauai, am interested in the family genealogy from Kaupo and Hanuaula

    • Folks at Keawalai church may have info re: Poepoe family. A number of Poepoe lived in Makena and are buried at the church.
      Two of your husband’s ohana that you mentioned are listed in cemetary records and I have seen their graves. Not sure if they are the same folks

      Kauai, Andrew Pine
      Birth: 6-6-1938
      Death: 10-18-2003

      Kauai, Elizabeth L. Poe Poe
      Birth: 4-18-1892
      Death: 3-14-1918

      Kauai, Joseph Iokepa
      Birth: –1959
      Death: –1989

      Kauai, William
      Birth: 2-28-1939
      Death: 6-16-1990
      In Memory Of

      Kauai, William auntie Moloa’s Kuakhiko’s grandson
      Birth: 7-4-1911
      Death: 4-12-1975
      Father

  2. Hi,
    My 3 boys are from the same family line. Aunty Mahi Poepoe handed me a copy of the Poepoe genealogy many years back. Feel free to contact me and I can send you a copy of what I have.

    • hello,
      My grandmother is Bessie Poepoe, she also was from the Poepoe family in Ulupalakua. Her married last name is Maldonado. I was trying to start a geneology record for my kids and was wondering if you could contact me with any info.
      Thank You!!

      • Aloha, I don’t have any info other then what’s on this blog/site and from the comments but I do have on this blog/site helpful resources for anyone that wants to do their genealogy research. Mahalo!

      • Hi Henrietta,

        This is Jalynn. Your cousin’s ex-wife. Contact me by email so I can get a copy of your genealogy to you. Family means alot to me. Your daughters are my son’s cousins and I would love to have them meet each other and get to know one another. Please contact me.

      • Aloha Henrietta do u hav a face book, we have a poepoe ohana page , e komo mai..!

    • Jalynn Nobriga, I hope this request finds you. My dear friend is from the Poepoe family and will be returning to Hawaii in October to visit relatives and reconnect with his native family. I would love to have a copy of this genealogy for him before he goes. Please contact me at robindepaul@roadrunner.com. Thank you. Robin

  3. I am looking for information on George K Kauaulalena and where he is buried?

    • Aloha,
      My maternal great-grandparents are George M. and Susie M. (nee Poepoe) Kauaulalena. If this is the George you are seeking I have some info that I’m willing to share. Tutu Metaka is buried with his mama (Tutu Makahala) in a cave just below Kanaio Church (aka Piiloa Hale). I hope this helps.

      Are you related to Margaret Uwekoolani? She was living next door to Kanaio Church the last time I attended service there.

      I hope this helps you. Please email me … mai hilahila.

      • Aloha my name is Gabriel Luka kealoha IV my paternal great great grand parents are George kauaulalena and susie poepoe. My great grandmother is sarah kauaulalena. Im from big island and have been on maui for the past 5 years. Ive been to keawala’i church in makena to visit ohana a few times. I would love to know the geneology of our kauaulalena ohana as well as poepoe? Any information would be much apreciated.
        Mahalo. You can reach me at lukakealoha@ yahoo.com

        Mahalo

    • George DOB 8may1864 DOD 30May1950 Wailuku. His wife, Susie M Poepoe is of my childrens’ family.I have a Poepoe book and am willing to share info

  4. Hi Jalynn
    I would appreciate any info you could provide. My girls would love to meet their cousins, are they in h.s. too?

  5. Hello, this road to my family genealogy has been difficult. Anyone who has resources please advise. My Dads mother (my grandmother) was Mabel Poe Poe ( deceased 1944). Her brother was Raleigh Poe Poe. That’s about all I have. My dad doesn’t know because he was only 6 when his mom passed. I’ve been to Keawalai Church in Makena. What kind of information might I be able to gather there?. Aloha John

    • name: Poepoe
      residence: Maui, Hawaii
      estimated birth year:
      age:
      birthplace: Hawaii
      relationship to head of household:
      gender: Female
      race: Ha
      marital status: Single
      father’s birthplace: Hawaii
      mother’s birthplace: Hawaii
      film number: 1822037
      digital folder number: 4442142
      image number: 01474
      sheet number: 25
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      self David K Kuamu M 47 Hawaii
      wife Kuamu F 47 Hawaii
      David M 14 Hawaii
      *Ade Kuamu F 5 Hawaii
      Hoiau *A*No F 65 Hawaii
      James K Poepoe M 28 Hawaii
      Helen Poepoe F 28 Hawaii
      Maria Poepoe F 6 Hawaii
      Poepoe F Hawaii
      Ra* Poepoe M 1 Hawaii

    • name: Poepoe
      residence: Maui, Hawaii
      estimated birth year:
      age:
      birthplace: Hawaii
      relationship to head of household:
      gender: Female
      race: Ha
      marital status: Single
      father’s birthplace: Hawaii
      mother’s birthplace: Hawaii
      film number: 1822037
      digital folder number: 4442142
      image number: 01474
      sheet number: 25
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      self David K Kuamu M 47 Hawaii
      wife Kuamu F 47 Hawaii
      David M 14 Hawaii
      *Ade Kuamu F 5 Hawaii
      Hoiau *A*No F 65 Hawaii
      James K Poepoe M 28 Hawaii
      Helen Poepoe F 28 Hawaii
      Maria Poepoe F 6 Hawaii
      Poepoe F Hawaii
      Ra* Poepoe M 1 Hawaii

      Ra* could be short for Raleigh and the Poepoe F could be Mabel. Raleigh was born around 1919 or 1920

      • Birthdate for my grandma Mabel Poepoe of her headstone in Hilo Hawaii indicates August 17, 1912 to February 28, 1944. The digital, image and sheet number where is that located?. Aloha John

    • Aloha John,
      Your grandmother Mabel is one of many Poepoe relatives I’ve been trying to track. Here is what I found from records of the Mormon Church:
      Mabel Kahiolani Poepoe
      b. 27 Aug 1912
      d. 25 Feb 1944
      Parents: James Kahiki Poepoe and Ellen (aka Helen) Kaiona Makaiwi
      The link below contains a photo of Mabel’s headstone.

      http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/photo/413823/mabel-lovediro-family-photo

      FYI, and off the top of my head, here are some of the names of your (and my) ‘ohana who are buried In the cemetery at Keawalai Church:

      Mabel’s grandparents (my maternal great-great-grandparents) are John Solomon (also known as J. S.) Poepoe and Kaapuni (nee Poohina) Poepoe.

      James Kahiki Poepoe (Mabel’s father) is NOT buried at Keawalai (he’s buried at Waikapu Cemetery), but some of his siblings are.
      Caroline Kealohaaina (Poepoe) Palenapa
      Susie Makapo (Poepoe) Kauaulalena – my great-grandmother
      Tommy Poepoe
      Pine Poepoe
      George Poepoe
      Frank Poepoe

      Mabel’s brother Raleigh Kahiki Poepoe and his wife Alice are buried at Kanakaloloa Cemetery on Molokai.

      At least half if not more of the burials at Keawalai (formerly known as Makena Church) are related to us directly or through marriage. Our history and connection with that church go back to the late 1800’s when John Solomon served as kahu. Considering the number of Poepoe burials at Keawalai, I’m sure many of our ‘ohana worshiped there as well.

      I hope what I’ve shared so far is helpful. If you’re interested, I would be happy to share with you info that deals with your direct line (birth / marriage / death records, obits, photos, etc). Maybe together we can find more info on Mabel. Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: w84wawa@gmail.com.

      Malama pono … laura kamalani-paikai

    • My childrens’ family is Poepoe. Am willing to share info.

  6. Aloha ohana people…I am the granddaughter of Raleigh kahiki people…my mother is Mabel kahiolani people who is the youngest child of raleigh and Alice poepoe. I also have a poeoe genealogy book stating from kamailolo and kalole. Please let me know if I can help

  7. My children to are of the Poepoe line. I would be interested to find out who else is in our genealogy.

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