Ambrose Hauoli Kau-a

11 June 1877–29 March 1953 (Age 75)
Koali, Maui, Kingdom of Hawaii

The Life of Ambrose Hauoli

When Ambrose Hauoli Kau-a was born on 11 June 1877, in Koali, Maui, Kingdom of Hawaii, his father, John Kaha'i'olelo Kule Kaua, was 31 and his mother, Hi'iaka Maria Elizabeth Oleloa, was 36. He married Emily Liloa Ka'aiakamanu on 11 July 1905, in Häna, Maui, Hawaii, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kïpahulu, Maui, Hawaii Territory, United States in 1910 and Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii Territory, United States in 1920. His occupation is listed as pastor in Häna District, Maui, Hawaii, United States. He died on 29 March 1953, in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ambrose Hauoli Kau-a
Emily Liloa Ka'aiakamanu
Marriage: 11 July 1905
Rose Hau'oli Kau-a
Ambrose Kala Hauoli Kaua Jr.
Ida Hauoli Kaualoku Kau'a
Joseph Kaluna Kaua
Esther Hanoli
Solomon H Hanoli

Spouse and Children


    Emily Liloa Ka'aiakamanu


11 July 1905
Häna, Maui, Hawaii, United States


    Rose Hau'oli Kau-a


    Ida Hauoli Kaualoku Kau'a


    Joseph Kaluna Kaua


    Esther Hanoli


    Solomon H Hanoli


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Kaha'i'olelo Kule Kaua


    Hi'iaka Maria Elizabeth Oleloa




    Elizabeth Kaua


    Kawahiheu'i Kaua


    Kawahiehooui Kaua Kule


    Lilia Libarata Kaua Kule


    Remegeus Lemi John Christopher Kaua


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Japanese: ‘miscanthus reed’; rare as a surname in Japan. In America the name may be the result of shortening any of several other names beginning with kaya, such as Kayashima, none of which is common by itself.2 Turkish and Greek: from a personal name based on Turkish kaya ‘rock’, or nickname for a tough or obstinate person.

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

Sources (3)

  • A K Kaua, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ambrose Hauoli, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ambrose Kaua in entry for Joseph Kalehua Kaua, "Hawaii, Death Records and Death Registers, 1841-1925"

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