Linton L. Torbert returns to stay, 1865.


Old Familiar One:—The friends of Hulipahu (L. L. Torbert) will be glad when they hear he has returned to Hawaii to live. Continue reading

List of name variants, 2016.

A few more names have been added to this list.


Kililika? C. Lui?

I have been trying to get various major organizations to host a page that would list different names of historical people (both famous and not so famous), along with any other information that’s available on them, like birth and death dates, pictures, &c.

Just looking at the last posted article, if you were searching for Havekost or Lewers, there is no way you would have found this information about them. This is not only true for haole names, but there are often different names Hawaiians were known as as well. Hopefully this listing will be helpful not only for the researcher of history, but for anyone looking up information about their family and community.

I plan on updating this list every so often with what I find. I don’t have the time nor the means to include information that other people may have collected. It will…

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Kamehameha III pardons Linton L. Torbert, 1854.


Whereas, Linton L. Torbert was, on the 24th day of February, A. D. 1846, convicted of the offense of manslaughter, and fined the sum of two-hundred dollars; and whereas, the said Torbert was not the person who actually committed the manslaughter; and whereas, the conduct of the said Torbert has ever since been that of an honest hard-working and in every way exemplary man. Continue reading