Maria Kaha'awelani BECKLEY 
- Born: 23 Dec 1847
- Marriage (1): David KAHEA 
- Died: 11 Jul 1909 aged 61
- Buried: Nuuanu Cemetery Hawaii
High Chiefess Kahea is Dead.
Mrs. Maria Beckley Kahea, a Hawaiian chiefess of high rank died yesterday evening, after an operation for cancer of the stomach, at the sanitorium.
She leaves a husband and five children, among these being Mrs. Carl Maertens and Leonidas Beckley, and a brother, George C. Beckley. A dead brother was Hon. Fred K. Beckley, who was the Governor of Kauai under King Kalakaua, whose son Fred W. Beckley is now Hawaiian interpreter to the Circuit Court in Honolulu and was Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1905.
By the death of Mrs. Kahea a link between the present times and the days of Kamehameha the First is broken. She was the daughter of High Chiefess Kahinu and William Beckley, the son of Captain George Beckley, a foreigner among the advisers of Kamehameha and the first commandant of the Honolulu fort after which Fort street is named. Kahinu was the daughter of Prince Hoolulu, brother of Prince Hoopili and son of Kameeiamoku, twin brother of Kamanawa, whose effigies are to be seen upon the Hawaiian coat-of-arms. Hoolulu and Hoopili were the chiefs who concealed the bones of Kamehameha, the resting place of which have ever been a secret except, it is said, in the Beckley family and known today only to one member thereof. Mrs. Kahea has for several years been the keeper of the Royal Mausoleum and grounds in Nuuanu valley. One of her given names, Kahaamelani, significes "carrying the heavenly one," because of the fact that her grandfather carried Kamehameha's bones to their secret resting place. She was one of the ladies of Queen Kapiolani's court.
The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock this afternoon from the Roman Catholic cathedral, the Interment to be in the Nuuanu cemetery.
Ref: The Hawaiian Star Monday July 12 1909
Maria married David KAHEA  [MRIN: 6930]. (David KAHEA  was buried in Nuuanu Cemetery Hawaii.)