Fannie Meha Apao

5 December 1903–1 February 2001 (Age 97)
Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii Territory, United States

The Life of Fannie Meha

When Fannie Meha Apao was born on 5 December 1903, in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii Territory, United States, her father, Joseph Aki Apao, was 18 and her mother, Julia Kuia Nawai, was 18. She married Joseph Kahalau Kane Sr on 10 September 1922, in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States in 1930 and Representative District 4, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 1 February 2001, in Waimänalo, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Nu'uanu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Kahalau Kane Sr
Fannie Meha Apao
Marriage: 10 September 1922
Miriam Kalula Kane
Joseph Kahalau Kane Jr
Julia Keano Kane
Soloman Nawai Kane
Charlotte Mahealani Kane
James Reinhardt Naniwaialeale Kane

Spouse and Children

10 September 1922
Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 3

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 26

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Southern Italian (Sicily): occupational name from Sicilian dialect aparu ‘beekeeper’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Kameha Apau in household of H M Nawai, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fannie Kane im Haushalt von Joseph Kane, „United States Census, 1940“
  • Fannie Kane im Haushalt von Joseph K Kane, „United States Census, 1930“

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