The Kings Candlesticks - Family Trees
Thomas Joseph NAHIWA [16521]
Jane Kaomelani SPENCER [16520]

Thomas Kaomealani NAHIWA [16514]


Family Links

1. Ester K PURDY [19284]
2. Emma Angeline MAERTENS [16429]

Thomas Kaomealani NAHIWA [16514]

  • Born: 2 Dec 1884, Waimea Kohola Hawaii
  • Marriage (1): Ester K PURDY [19284] on 29 Aug 1909 in Paauhau
  • Marriage (2): Emma Angeline MAERTENS [16429] on 10 Jun 1922 in South Kohola Hawaii
  • Died: 30 Jun 1939, Maui HI aged 54

bullet  General Notes:

Hawaii, Births and Christenings, 1852-1933
Thomas Keomealani, (I. H. Nahiwa in entry)
Name:Thomas Keomealani
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 02 Dec 1884
Father's Name: I. H. Nahiwa
Mother's Name:Jane
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:C51892-1
System Origin: Hawaii-VR GS Film number:1014410 Reference ID: 2:1VCR96WCiting this Record
"Hawaii, Births and Christenings, 1852-1933," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 06 Jan 2014), I. H. Nahiwa in entry for Thomas Keomealani, 02 Dec 1884.

NAHIWA, THOMAS K., hotel proprietor, lawyer, manufacturers' agent, Waimea, Hawaii: born Waimea, Dec. 9, 1884; son of Joseph Nahiwa and Jane Davis (Spencer) Nahiwa; educated at Kamehameha School, graduated 1902; Territorial Normal School, grad. 1906. Began teaching school at Laupahoehoe, and later Kaapahu, Hawaii, 1906; was principal Alae School, Kona, 1907, and principal and supt. Kalihi Boys' Home for Non Leprous Children, 1908; married Esther Purely, at Paauhau, Aug. 29, 1909 (divorced, 1920). Asst. teacher Paauilo school, 1909; principal Makapala school, Kohala, 1910-18; quit teaching in 1919 and bought Waimea hotel, making specialty of tourist trade. Is representative of number of mainland firms as sales agent; has been interested in moving picture exhibitions for number of years; active in National Guard and Boy Scout activities; admitted to practice, district court, 1921.
Ref: Book "Men of Hawaii" About men of note and substantial achievement in the Hawaiian Islands. Volume 1 probably pg 295 under "N"

bullet  Research Notes:

Thomas is recorded as 26 in the 1920 Census the researcher thinks the actual age was probably 36 which fits.

Image Courtesy of Ka Nupepa Kuokoa - A Hawaiian language newspaper first published 1861.


bullet  Other Records

1. Census: Hawaii USA, 13 Jan 1920, Waimea Valley Sth Kohola Hawaii. Thomas is recorded as a stepson married aged 26 of part hawaiian race literate born in Hawaii as was his parents he is a peddler of dry goods on his own behalf.

2. Census: USA Hawaii, 4 Apr 1930, Kinsale St Sth Hilo Hawaii. Thomas is recorded as head of house married aged 46 a teacher at a public school living in his own home with a mortgage born Hawaii


Thomas married Ester K PURDY [19284] [MRIN: 6936] on 29 Aug 1909 in Paauhau. The marriage ended in divorce.


Thomas next married Emma Angeline MAERTENS [16429] [MRIN: 5905], daughter of Joseph Hermann MAERTENS [2751] and Lydia Sarah DEVERILL [2752], on 10 Jun 1922 in South Kohola Hawaii. (Emma Angeline MAERTENS [16429] was born on 12 Jun 1905 in Hawaii and died on 21 Aug 1999 in Hawaii.)

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