Daughters of Hawaii celebrate 90th birthday of Elizabeth Kekaaniau, 1924.


Daughters of Hawaii.

The Daughters of Hawaii will hold a reception on Thursday, September 11, 1924, at 4 p. m., at Hanaiakamalama, the Home of Queen Emma, in Nuuanu Valley, to honor the Kaukaualii Elizabeth Kekaaniau Pratt, for her 90th birthday.

Open to all members of the Association.



(Kuokoa, 9/11/1924, p. 6)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 37, Aoao 6. Sepatemaba 11, 1924.

Queen Emma abroad,

Queen Emma.

The latest heard of our beloved Queen is that she is staying at Hyeres, in the south of France. We are greatly pleased to say that she is in excellent health, and so are her attendants. By the kindly invitation of His Highness, the Naval Minister,  she toured the places where arms are stored, and the harbor of Toulon, and she was well received with all honors appropriate for her stature. There was given a grand reception on the evening of the day on which she went there.

The Queen plans to go to tour Italy, and to return by way of the Helvetic state. Emalani kindly agreed to the urging by the Emperor of France to return for a bit with him and to stay for some weeks in Paris, and from there to Britain and all the way back to Honolulu nei.

[There is much printed in the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers about Queen Emma’s travels abroad. Here is but one report informing her people of her progress.]

(Au Okoa, 4/23/1866, p. 2)

Ka Moiwahine Emma.

Ke Au Okoa, Buke II, Helu 1, Aoao 2. Aperila 23, 1866.

Beginning of the Daughters of Hawaii, 1903.


An organization to be known as the “Daughters of Hawaii” was formed November 18, this year by Mrs. Emma L. Dillingham, Mrs. Sarah Collin Waters, Mrs. Lucinda Severance, Mrs. Ellen A. Weaver, Mrs. Annie A. Dickey, Mrs. Cornelia H. Jones and Miss Anna M. Paris. Its object is “To perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawaii and to preserve the nomenclature and correct pronunciation of the Hawaiian language.” No one is eligible to membership who was not born in Hawaii of parents who came here before 1869.

[I had a nice time at Queen Emma Summer Palace yesterday. They have a new exhibit called “Kiakahi,” dealing with the Queen’s travels abroad. Here is one of the first articles mentioning the Daughters of Hawaii found in the English newspapers. There are many more interesting accounts which can be found at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ and by choosing Hawaii as the state and using the search term “Daughters of Hawaii” (in quotations).]

(Hawaiian Star, 12/7/1903, p. 7)


The Hawaiian Star, Volume XI, Number 3654, Page 7. December 7, 1903.