Death of Edgar Henriques, 1931.


The kamaaina, Mr. Edgar Henriques, has left us, after being ill for a long time, at Queen’s Hospital at 4:30 in the afternoon of this past Sunday. He was 65 years old.

On June 14th, he returned to Queen’s Hospital. The following Wednesday he was operated upon. The doctor’s knowledge could not save his life.

His funeral was held at their home in the uplands of Nuuanu on Mamalahoa Street, the old road going to the cliff of Nuuanu, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon this past Tuesday.

There were many dignitaries who went to pay their final respects to him, and there were also many of our class who showed up at his funeral and walked with the funerary procession. His remains were laid to rest at the cemetery of Nuuanu.

He was someone familiar to many. He was also someone who had aloha and cherished the Hawaiians and all things dealing with Hawaii. He was someone who put his effort into the celebration of King Kamehameha I, until he left his life behind.

He was an ardent businessman dealing in many things, and he gave a number of his healthy days helping to move Hawaii forward.

He held many unpaid positions before he left for the other side.

He was born in New York, and in the year 1896 he arrived here in Hawaii nei. He was a guardian of the people. Their home was filled with Hawaiian antiquities, and some of their things are on temporary loan to the museum at the Kamehameha School.

He was born on August 15, 1865 in the city of New York.

He left behind his beloved wife, Lucy Kalanikiekie Davis and his many friends, grieving for him.

The Alakai o Hawaii joins in the mourning of his wife who is left without her husband.

[The Henriques Collection is a priceless part of the Bishop Museum to this day!]

(Alakai o Hawaii, 6/26/1931, p. 1)


Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 3, Helu 8, Aoao 1. Iune 25, 1931.


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