Alsoberry Kaumu Hanchett from “The Story of Hawaii and Its Builders,” 1925.


City and County Physician

Member of a kamaaina family, Dr. A. K. Hanchett has been city and county physician of Honolulu since 1918. In practice he specializes in surgery.

Born in Lihue, Kauai, Nov. 16, 1885, Dr. Hanchett is the son of S. P. and Julia (Palaile) Hanchett. His grandfather, Salem Hanchett, located on the Island of Kauai in the early 40’s, coming to Hawaii from Massachusetts as captain of a whaling vessel.

Dr. Hanchett received his early education in Honolulu at the Kamehameha Schools. He received and A. B. degree at Harvard University in 1911, and, continuing his studies in the medical college of the same institution, took his M. D. degree in 1914. Dr. Hanchett entered private practise at Providence, R. I., remaining there for two years and returned to Hawaii in 1916. During the World War he was a major in the Medical Corps, stationed at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter.

Dr. Hanchett and Mary McGuire were married in Honolulu in 1917. They have four sons, Edwin Lani, William Kaumu, John Ikua and Richard Palea Hanchett. He is a member of the Medical Association of Hawaii, University and Civic Clubs of Honolulu.

[This comes from another awesome resource: 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. It is available in text form (minus the many picture portraits) here at the Hawaii USGenWeb Archives.]

(Story of Hawaii and Its Builders, 1925.)

Alsoberry Kaumu Hanchett

The Story of Hawaii and Its Builders, p. 487