Sarai Hiwauli, 1856.

BIOGRAPHY OF S. HIWAULI II.

Sarai Hiwauli was born in Kahaluu, Koolaupoko, after the great plague here on Oahu during the time of Kamehameha I, and she was taken to Hilo, Hawaii to be raised, along with her parents and her kupuna; from Hopuola and Kalimahauna came Hiwauli, from Kahili and Napolo came Hopuola, from Kahiko and Kuanuuanu came Kahili, from Keaweikekino and Iliholo came Kahiko, from Hoou and Kamaiki came Keaweikekino, from Mahiopupelea and Kapaiki came Hoau, from Kanaloauoo and Kapulaiolaa came Kapaihi, from Kahoanokapuokuihewa and Kapahimaiakea came Kapuleiolaa, from Loheakauakeiki and Kalaniheliikauhilonohonua came Kahoanokapuokuihewa, from Kauhealuikawaokalani and LonowahineikahaleIkiopapa came Kalaniheliikauhilonohonua, from Kaholipioku and Moihala came LonowahineikahaleIkiopapa, from Lonoapii and Piilaniwahine came Moihala, and so on. Continue reading

Lydia Panioikawai French, 1880.

Mrs. Panioikawai French.

The person whose name appears at the top of this article is that fine woman and old-time kamaaina amongst we the people who always see her in Honolulu going by the name Panio. She is the widow of the old haole trader of Hawaii nei, Mika Palani. Panio was born in Waikele, Ewa, on the 15th of July, 1817. She married her husband, Mr. William French (Mika Palani) in 1836 at Kailua, Hawaii. Governor Kuakini was the one who married them; and it was with this husband who she lived in aloha with until death separated them. The two of them had three children—a daughter that is still living, and a mother that is admired along with her husband and four children—and twin sons, one who has died, and one who is living in China.

On the 24th of February past, Panio left this life, at the home of her daughter in Kaakopua, after being in pain for several weeks. In her sickness, her great patience was made clear, along with her unwavering faith in the goodness of the Lord, her Redeemer, and her Savior; and she was there until the victorious hour upon her body. She perhaps had a prayer before she died; she met with some friends, and after words of aloha, she said: “We are fortunate; blessed be the name of the Lord.” These were her last words. She did not say anything until the day she left, then she said clearly: Aloha, three times, and her body’s work was done.

Panio was a kamaaina and a brethren of Kawaiahao Church. Her regular friends were the fine women who are also well known here in Honolulu, and most of them have already passed on—Kekai, Hana Pauma, Halaki Adams, Nakapalau, Kaikaina, Malaea Kanamu, Kawao, Kamaile, Nakookoo, Pakohana. They were good Hawaiian women, who are amongst those called true Hawaiians. And Panio was a kamaaina amongst the royal court and amongst the haole.

I write this because of my aloha for her and her children and grandchildren. Beloved is the name of this enlightened devout mother and Grandmother. The fragrance of her name is stronger than the treasured perfumes of India. And I write this for all of the brethren of Hawaii. Let us copy the righteous, and not the wicked. Let us follow in the footsteps of the good until we are victorious.

PALEKA.

Kawaiahao, March 1, 1880.

(Kuokoa, 3/6/1880, p. 4)

Mrs. Panioikawai French.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIX, Helu 10, Aoao 4. Maraki 6, 1880.

John Rollin “JACK” Desha, 1917.

J. R. DESHA

DESHA, JOHN ROLLIN, Washington, D. C.; born at Napoopoo, S. Kona District, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 1887, a descendant of the Desha family of Kentucky; son of Stephen Langhern and Mary Kaakopua (Kekumano) Desha; educated at the Kamehameha School and Oahu College (Honolulu), Harvard University, A. B. 1912, attending Geo. Washington University, Law Dept.; married Agnes Ready at Medford, Mass.; two children: Evelyn and Jacqueline. Has been private secretary to the Hon. J. K. Kalanianaole, delegate to U. S. Congress from the Territory of Hawaii since 1912. Conducted the Congressional Party to Hawaii, which included more than 125 people, in 1915. Member of the Delta Upsilon Frat. (Harvard), Harvard Club of Washington, D. C., Harvard Varsity Club and Chiefs of Hawaii.

(Siddall, John William, ed. “Men of Hawaii,” Honolulu: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd. 1917.)

J. R. DESHA

Siddall, John William, ed. “Men of Hawaii.” Honolulu: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd. 1917.

 

Alsoberry Kaumu Hanchett, 1925.

Here is a photograph of Dr. A. K. Hanchett from The Story of Hawaii and Its Builders, with which is incorporated volume III Men of Hawaii; an historical outline of Hawaii with biographical sketches of its men of note and substantial achievement, past and present, who have contributed to the progress of the Territory, edited by George F. Nellist. Honolulu: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd., 1925. p. 481!

[It seems that his mother, Julia Palaile Hanchett first married a Crowell, and then following that married the grandson of Hanchett, the whaler. Her Crowell children were raised alongside with her Hanchett children. Thanks to Chris Faye for the information and for pointing out that the picture was there.]

Dr. A. K. Hanchett

Dr. A. K. Hanchett

Missionary Album, 1969.

MISSIONARY ALBUM

Portraits and Biographical Sketches of the
American Protestant Missionaries
to the Hawaiian Islands

Enlarged from the Edition of 1937

Sesquicentennial Edition
Published by the
Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society

1969

Honolulu, Hawaii

[This is a great reference if you are looking for information on Protestant missionaries to Hawaii nei. It was put out by the Mission Children’s Society. Unfortunately, it seem that the list of missionaries to Micronesia and the Marquesas was left out of the publication to make room for the index.

I am not sure if it still available for purchase at the Mission Houses, because I cannot find it online, as they seem to be doing an overhaul of their gift shop portion of their online site, which can be found here.

And don’t forget that this is a useful list when researching missionaries!]

(Missionary Album, 1969.)

Missionary Album, 1969.

Missionary Album, 1969.

Men of Hawaii, Volume II, 1921.

MEN OF HAWAII

BEING A

BIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCE LIBRARY,

COMPLETE AND AUTHENTIC, OF THE MEN OF NOTE

AND SUBSTANTIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

Volume II.

Revised

Edited by

John William Siddell

Published by

HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, LIMITED

Territory of Hawaii

1921.

[Here is a revised version of Men of Hawaii, available online here at the Internet Archive (www.archive.org) that is word searchable!]

Men of Hawaii, Volume II

Men of Hawaii, Volume II

Men of Hawaii, 1917.

MEN OF HAWAII

BEING A

BIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCE LIBRARY,

COMPLETE AND AUTHENTIC, OF THE MEN OF NOTE

AND SUBSTANTIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

Volume I.

Edited by

John William Siddell

Published by

HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, LIMITED

Territory of Hawaii

1917.

[Here is another good reference book of biographies and occasionally pictures which you can find online here at the Internet Archive (www.archive.org) that is word searchable!]

 

Men of Hawaii, Volume I

Men of Hawaii, Volume I