The Grave of Loo Ting at Kualaka‘i

This following article is from the Evening Bulletin regarding the grave of Loo Ting at Kualaka‘i, Honouliuli. Loo Ting perished in the ocean near Kualaka‘i. The subtitle of the article was “To remove his bones.”

About a week ago, a Chinese fisherman, Loo Ting by name, was drowned while fishing near Kualakai, this island. The waves were high and the poor fellow was capsized. The body was buried at Kualakai and Monday morning, a son of the dead man called at the Marshal’s office to obtain permission to remove the bones for shipment to China. It is not probable that the Government will allow the body to be exhumed immediately.1

1“The Grave of Loo Ting at Kualakai,” Evening Bulletin, January 3, 1899, p. 7.

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