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Kohala Families

NOTES AND CORRECTIONS: The following article is from a column titled "Little Tales of Old Hawaii", that ran in the Star Bulletin in the 1950's, written by Clarice Taylor.  Her source is unknown.  Lincoln descendants and researchers have brought to my attention errors in this article, the biggest being the main person discussed, George Lincoln was really named Lorenzo Lincoln.  
From the book "Ancestors and Descendants of Nedabiah Lincoln, Sr., Volume I" by Albert J. Clarke II: "The eldest son Lorenzo born 1808 (from passport) left the area about 1833, arriving in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) in 1836.  He most certainly was the first Lincoln settler there.  He married  in 1839, had four sons and was divorced in 1858.  He died in 1866."  He list Lorenzo marrying Ka'aia Kuawalu (Kaaea in this article) on Jan. 19, 1839.  
Lorenzo's obituary appears at the end of this article.
The Hawaiian people of Kohala are all one big family, each of the old fam…

Representatives of Hawaii off for St. Paul

~from the Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Wednesday, June 16, 1909.

Four delegates of the Christian Endeavor of the Territory of Hawaii, each representing an island, left on the Matson steamer Hilonian for the mainland yesterday, their destination being St. Paul, where they will attend the convention of the Christian Endeavorers. Those leaving were Rev. Moses K. Nakuina, president of the Christian Endeavor Society of the Territory, delegate from Hawaii; Judge William Werner, delegate from Kauai; ex-Judge Peter N. Kahokauluna, delegate from Maui, and Judge Archie S. Mahaulu, delegate from this island. A stay of five days will be made on the Coast,during which time the Hawaiian delegates may visit the convention of the C. E. organization in Pasadena. At the expiration of the five days they will, with three hundred other delegates from the State of California, board a special train en route to St. Paul, where the great meeting will be held. The St. Paul convention meets on July 7 …

Courthouse at Waialua Opened with Big Luau

October 20, 1913.

Between 150 and 175 residents of Waialua and vicinity and visitors from all parts of the island attended the big luau on Saturday that celebrated the opening of the new courthouse.  Many city officials motored down for the luau; in fact, the city hall was practically deserted all day. Mayor Fern was toastmaster at the luau and confessed this morning that he called on everybody present, he believed, for a speech.  The quantity of food furnished the guests was enormous and all the visitors report a good time.  Judge Archie S. Mahaulu, the Waialua magistrate and well-known throughout the island, was one of the principal speakers and expressed the appreciation of the Waialua district residents for their new structure. The luau took place in the hall near the courthouse, and there was a plan on foot to kidnap Deputy City and County Attorney P. L. Weaver so that he would miss the eating and the speeches.  He was enticed into a cell in the prison division of the c…

Mayor’s Luau Great Success

Hawaiian Banquet Finds Ready Favor With Distinguished Guest. ~Pacific Commercial Advertiser, September 4, 1909.
Twelve hundred guests were entertained at the Hawaiian luau given at the Seaside last evening by Hon. Joseph J. Fern, Mayor of the City and County of Oahu in honor of the members of the Congressional party.  It was an elaborate spread and the novelty of the function appealed strongly to the Congressmen but being their first attempt to master the art of eating poi with fingers they ate sparingly of the Hawaiian delicacies. The Mayor’s luau was probably the largest function of the kind attempted in many years and to the credit of the Mayor, it may be said that it was one of the most successful, for the imued pig and fish were placed warm in the coverings of ti leaves before the guest, numerous as they were. The luau was given on the lawn beneath the trees between the hotel lanai and the seashore, a perfect location for such a function.  Electric lights in the trees wit…

Court Beauties of Fifty Years Ago

By A. P. Taylor, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, Sunday, June 12, 1910.

About half a century has passed since the glorious reign of Kamehameha IV and his beautiful consort, Queen Emma, days of court life which commanded the admiration of distinguished royal guests of foreign nations, days rises(?) a coterie of beautiful Hawaiian women comprised the train of the Queen(?), whose charm of manner and ease(?) caused many a heart-flutter among the foreigners who were guest of the monarch.  Of all that galaxy of Hawaiian beauty only two or three remain alive, and like the Empress Eugenie(?), the most beautiful woman atop(?) a European throne in her time, they too have become more or less obscure as time and politics have changed the trend of lives and careers.  Of all who were gathered about the throne of Kamehameha IV, only Queen Liliuokalani, Mrs. Nakuina and Mrs. Pratt remain alive. The Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, great granddaughter of Kamehameha I, ranked next to her…


Originally posted on: Friday, April 2, 2010
I’ve been researching my hawaiian side for so long, my haole side has been sadly neglected.  My mom is from Ohio and like my dad, not much genealogy was done in her family.  A few family legends have been passed down, mainly from mom’s aunt Georgia (my grandmas sister), the family story teller.  Georgia’s father Marion, was put in a boys home at age 8, when his mother died, along with his older brother William Henry Lee.  Their younger sister Ida, was given to distant relatives.  What happened to their father Carry Lee?  Well that was the main mystery.  He was such a big mystery we nicknamed him the ‘vapor’.  Aunt Georgia insisted he was related to General Robert E. Lee.  Well, after searching and searching for years, my mom and I came up empty looking for the ‘vapor’.  This past march, I decided to give it one more shot.  I searched and searched and it was about 1 in the morning and I felt I was close to discoverin…


I’ve been using this iweb blog for a couple a days now and I’m wondering if it’s any better than any other blog site out there?  I haven’t even run across iweb blogs anywhere on the web.  Does anyone use them?  Any serious blogger.  I find it convenient to use it, but I could learn to use something else I’m sure......
Things I like.... -Ease of use. -Convenient.
Things I don’t like... -You can’t privatize selected entries. -You can’t disable comments on selected entries. -Blurb does not support ‘slurping’.
The thing I hate the most though, is how it’s set up for only a passive blogger.  Meaning a new person into blogging, but who most likely will make a few entries every now and then, then get bored and forget it.  It sort of reminds me of those cd racks (before ipods).  You would buy these little rack, shelf thingys to put your cd collection and most would hold like 10 or maybe 20, or more.  Their basically made for a passive music listener who listens to the same thing over and …

There is Beauty at Kewalo

This is my second book in my genealogy series of books.  This volume includes all the research I’ve done on my great-great grandmother, Emma Fern, who is said to be the daughter of Queen Emma.  Although I haven’t found any conclusive evidence of this, I’ve gone ahead and included Queen Emma’s genealogy and relatives in the book.  I feel showing their pictures does show a family resemblance, but not everyone in my family is pleased that I’m saying these things.  They want conclusive proof, but where do I get it from?
The story in our family is that Queen Emma had a baby and that baby was put into hiding, for fear that it would be put to death.  This is also the same story told about King Kamehameha and Queen Kaahumanu.  The trouble comes because there are few records from the time of Emma Fern’s birth.  Also, if your in hiding, all your documents would reflect your foster parents, so what help would those be to me, I already know this information.  Simply put, short of a …

Hawaiian Language policy

I don’t like diacritical markings in the Hawaiian language.  I know why their there, because you want people to pronounce the word correctly.  I get that.  But for me, I just prefer not to have them in the word.  I don’t know hawaiian fluently or even a beginners level, only what allot of hawaiian people would know growing up here, but I’ve read so many hawaiian language newspaper articles to know a few more then the average person.  I find I enjoy reading the old papers out-loud much more then I do reading the new hawaiian language articles they have in the Honolulu Advertiser or any new publication written in hawaiian and it’s only because of the okina’s.  Their just distracting.  Maybe if I were fluent I’d feel differently, I can’t say.  Those fluent in hawaiian don’t really say anything about it.  Seems to just be the instructors who make a fuss.  I also don’t use them in my own genealogy.  That’s mainly because when I did, I found I had duplicate entries of the same…