Na Haole

Brief biographies of the white men who came to Hawaii and married native Hawaiian women.

R. LUTHER MACOMBER: The forefather for the Hawaiian lineage of Macombers was R. Luther Macomber, born August 22, 1830 in Worchester County, Oakham, Massachusetts.  He was of Scottish-Irish ancestry.  His parents were John J. Macomber and Abigail Packard.
He arrived in Ka'u, Hawaii by ship about the year 1849.  He was a carpenter.  He married Kahula on August 5, 1853 and they had seven children: Charles Gardner, Edwin Dean, Harriet Foster, Emma Rooke, John, Abigail and Calvin.
Luther was an associate and confidante to many of the monarchy family but was especially close with Queen Emma.  Thus his daughter, Emma Rooke, was named for the Queen.
He died in Kona, September 18, 1900.
Source: Macomber/Kekoa Genealogy

JASSON RIVES: Frenchman, Mons. Jasson Rives (whose Hawaiian name designated by Queen Kaahumanu was Luahine), who had landed on these shores and become the Aikane-Punahele of Prince Lunalilo, the heir apparent to the throne.  He had taken to wife Holau II, a descendent of Kaihikapumahana, the only daughter of Lonoikamakahiki Kapuokalani and his wife Kaikilanialiiwahine o Puna and sister of Keawehanauikawalu, ancestor of Kekuanaoa, father of the last line of Kamehamehas.
They had three daughters and one son.  He then married Makauealoha and had one son.
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  1. William A. McLane (1795-1851) Makawao's first Sugar Planter 1838 along with Edwin Miner (1799-1856) with land leased from HoapiliKane (Governor of Maui) started the first Sugar Plantation in East Maui, located on 688 acres in Hamakuapoko.
    From the Polynesian Oct. 11, 1851 the obituary describing Wm. McLane
    Mr. McLane was born in Boston, Mass., August 1795. He went to sea young and after following that mode of life for many years and also serving in the U.S. Army, he came to these islands in a whale ship, and, in 1822, took up his residence on Maui, where he has ever resided up to the time of his death. For the last ten or twelve years he has resided at Makawao, for most of the time as a sugar planter, and here he finished his course, and entered, there is good reason to believe, upon the joys and employments of the heavenly world. Mr. McLane was remarkable for his amiable and guileless disposition, and for his fervent piety and faithfulness in all the relations of life. He was charitable to the poor, and a friend to the needy; he was a sincere friend to the Hawaiian race, and was ever ready to aid and advise them for their good. His memory is precious. “Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his.”_Com.


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