Koloa: An Oral History of a Kauai Community
|Interviewee||Collection Sort descending||Description||Interviewer||Date of Interview||Location of Interview||Affiliation|
|Eric McD. "Iki" Moir||Koloa: An Oral History of a Kauai Community||
''Iki" Moir is the only child of Hector Moir and Alexandria Knudson Moir. Hector Moir was the manager of Koloa Sugar Company from 1933 to 1948; he stepped down when Koloa Sugar Company merged with Grove Farm. Alexandria Knudson Moir is a descendent of the Sinclair, Gay and Robinson families who owned Ni'ihau and parts of Kaua'i. Iki, born and raised in Po'ipu, attended Koloa School. He left the islands in 1944 to attend high school in New Mexico. He then worked in the construction business in California.
|Warren Nishimoto||Poipu, HI||University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Oral History|
|Edene Naleimaile Vidinha||Koloa: An Oral History of a Kauai Community||
Edene Vidinha was the youngest of three children and only girl born to Maurice Smith and Emma Wohlers Smith in 1905. After Maurice Smith died, Edene was raised by her mother and stepfather, John Naleimaile, Koloa Plantation policeman, who later became a Kaua'i county policeman in Koloa. Edene and her family lived in a home adjoining the courthouse in Koloa, where her stepfather worked. She first attended Koloa School, then transferred to Kawaiahao Seminary in Honolulu. She graduated from Kaua'i High School, then received her teaching certificate from Normal School in 1926.
|Iwalani Hodges||Omao, HI||University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Oral History|
|Masako Hanzawa Sugawa||Koloa: An Oral History of a Kauai Community||
Masako Sugawa, eldest of three children, was born in 1911, in Halehaka, Kaua'i. Her father, Yoichiro Hanzawa, immigrant from Miyagi-ken, Japan, was a rice farmer in Halehaka; her mother, Kesa, also from Miyagi-ken, died at age thirty-three in 1919. Masako helped her father care for her sister and brother. At age fourteen, Masako and the family moved to Puhi where her father found employment as a carpenter for Grove Farm. At age eighteen, Masako married Tokuichi Sugawa and moved to Lawa'i. When her son began attending school, ca. 1934, the family moved to Koloa.
|Michi Kodama-Nishimoto||Koloa, HI||University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Oral History|
|Vivian Leilani Vidinha Souza||Koloa: An Oral History of a Kauai Community||
The youngest of eight children who survived childbirth, Vivian Leilani Vidinha Souza was born January 14, 1918 in Koloa. Her father, Antone Vidinha, Sr., was Portuguese born in Mana, Kauai and eventually became the sheriff of Koloa. Her mother, Alohakeau Hale Vidinha, was Hawaiian born on Niihau. Vivian's brother, Antone Vidinha, was a former mayor of Kauai. Vivian, a lifelong resident of Koloa and Poipu, completed the eighth grade at Koloa School. In 1932, she began working at the Kauai Pineapple Company cannery in Lawai.
|Iwalani Hodges||Poipu, HI||University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Oral History|