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 Maria <I>Pakahaai</I> Makaiau

Maria Pakahaai Makaiau

Birth
Hawaii, USA
Death 8 Aug 1900 (aged 50)
Iosepa, Tooele County, Utah, USA
Burial Tooele County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 6286794 · View Source
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Mormon church converts from Polynesia, mostly Hawaii, settled in Skull Valley, Utah, in the period 1889 to 1917, working for the church owned Iosepa Agriculture and Stock Company. Their settlement, located a half-mile from the cemetery to the southwest and named after Joseph F. Smith (Iosepa is the closest English spelling to the local Hawaiian pronunciation of the name), then President of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Church, flourished until 1917, when the Hawaiian LDS Temple was constructed. Most of the Islanders returned to their homeland. Many who succumbed to the hardships of the land are buried in this cemetery. There are a total of 79 graves in this cemetery, 33 children and 46 adults. The adult graves are lined with a six-foot long concrete liner, while the children are half that size.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 24 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6286794
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Pakahaai Makaiau (8 Oct 1849–8 Aug 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6286794, citing Iosepa Settlement Cemetery, Tooele County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .