Category:Burials at Oahu Cemetery
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The following 56 pages are in this category, out of 56 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Oahu Cemetery – The Oʻahu Cemetery is the resting place of many notable early residents of the Honolulu area. They range from missionaries and politicians to sports pioneers and philosophers, over time it was expanded to become an area known as the Nuʻuanu Cemetery. It was the first public cemetery in Honolulu, founded in November 1844, due to the growth in the whaling industry, discussion had started in 1836 on the need for a new burial ground that was not associated with a specific church. The 4.38 acres site was purchased for $300 and $350 granted for a house, the money was raised by selling subscriptions on 59 plots of $12 each. Later another 3 acres were purchased from Gerrit P. Judd to expand in 1860, damon served on the cemetery association in the early days. The first recorded burial was American sailor H. Wolley, for $2.50, in 1906, the first public crematory in the Hawaiian Islands, designed by architect Oliver G. Traphagen opened at the cemetery. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, all paper currency on the islands was withdrawn and replaced with Hawaii overprint notes, in case the Japanese invaded. Faced with the task of quickly destroying $200 million of cash, however, progress was too slow, so the larger furnace at the Aiea sugar mill was also used. An area called the Seamens Lot contains many unmarked graves for sailors, another plot is dedicated to firefighters, marked by a monument 15 feet high. Two dozen were killed by strafing in the December 7,1941 attack, Oʻahu Cemetery is located at 2162 Nuʻuanu Avenue, at the base of the Nuʻuanu Valley at coordinates 21°19′27″N 157°51′1″W. In 1863 King Kamehameha IV built the Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii across the street for the Hawaiian royal family, in Punchbowl Crater the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific was founded in 1948. Just north of the Royal Mausoleum, the Nuʻuanu Memorial Park was added in 1949, in 1958 a Japanese cemetery was added on adjacent land called Honolulu Memorial Park. In 1964, two Columbaria called the Kyoto Gardens were constructed, one of the buildings is a replica of a Buddhist temple. They are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, strictly speaking, the original 1844 cemetery is called Oʻahu Cemetery, although the extended area is often called Nuʻuanu Cemetery after the area. In 1989 a funeral for Ferdinand Marcos was planned at the mortuary, Oʻahu Cemetery, burial ground & historic site. Official web site for service there
2. Honolulu – Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U. S. state of Hawaii. It is an part of and the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. The city is the gateway to Hawaii and a major portal into the United States. The city is also a hub for international business, military defense, as well as famously being host to a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine. Honolulu is the most remote city of its size in the world and is both the westernmost and the southernmost major U. S. city. For statistical purposes, the U. S. Census Bureau recognizes the area commonly referred to as City of Honolulu as a census county division. Honolulu is a financial center of the islands and of the Pacific Ocean. The population of the city of Honolulu was 337,256 as of the 2010 census, while the Honolulu CCD was 390,738, Honolulu means sheltered harbor or calm port. The old name is said to be Kou, a district encompassing the area from Nuuanu Avenue to Alakea Street. The city has been the capital of the Hawaiian Islands since 1845, as of 2015, Honolulu was ranked high on world livability rankings, and was also ranked as the 2nd safest city in the U. S. It is also the most populated Oceanian city outside Australasia and ranks second to Auckland as the most populous city in Polynesia, evidence of the first settlement of Honolulu by the original Polynesian migrants to the archipelago comes from oral histories and artifacts. These indicate that there was a settlement where Honolulu now stands in the 11th century, however, after Kamehameha I conquered Oʻahu in the Battle of Nuʻuanu at Nuʻuanu Pali, he moved his royal court from the Island of Hawaiʻi to Waikīkī in 1804. His court relocated in 1809 to what is now downtown Honolulu, the capital was moved back to Kailua-Kona in 1812. In 1794, Captain William Brown of Great Britain was the first foreigner to sail into what is now Honolulu Harbor, more foreign ships followed, making the port of Honolulu a focal point for merchant ships traveling between North America and Asia. In 1845, Kamehameha III moved the permanent capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom from Lahaina on Maui to Honolulu and he and the kings that followed him transformed Honolulu into a modern capital, erecting buildings such as St. Andrews Cathedral, ʻIolani Palace, and Aliʻiōlani Hale. At the same time, Honolulu became the center of commerce in the islands, an economic and tourism boom following statehood brought rapid economic growth to Honolulu and Hawaiʻi. Modern air travel brings, as of 2007,7.6 million visitors annually to the islands, today, Honolulu is a modern city with numerous high-rise buildings, and Waikīkī is the center of the tourism industry in Hawaiʻi, with thousands of hotel rooms. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has an area of 68.4 square miles
3. Hawaii – Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States of America, having received statehood on August 21,1959. Hawaii is the only U. S. state located in Oceania and it is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is the only U. S. state not located in the Americas, the state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian archipelago, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles. At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight main islands are—in order from northwest to southeast, Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and the Island of Hawaiʻi. The last is the largest island in the group, it is called the Big Island or Hawaiʻi Island to avoid confusion with the state or archipelago. The archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania, Hawaii has over a million permanent residents, along with many visitors and U. S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaii is the 8th-smallest and the 11th-least populous, but the 13th-most densely populated of the fifty U. S. states. It is the state with an Asian plurality. The states coastline is about 750 miles long, the fourth longest in the U. S. after the coastlines of Alaska, Florida, the state of Hawaii derives its name from the name of its largest island, Hawaiʻi. A common Hawaiian explanation of the name of Hawaiʻi is that was named for Hawaiʻiloa and he is said to have discovered the islands when they were first settled. The Hawaiian language word Hawaiʻi is very similar to Proto-Polynesian *Sawaiki, cognates of Hawaiʻi are found in other Polynesian languages, including Māori, Rarotongan and Samoan. According to linguists Pukui and Elbert, lsewhere in Polynesia, Hawaiʻi or a cognate is the name of the underworld or of the home, but in Hawaii. A somewhat divisive political issue arose in 1978 when the Constitution of the State of Hawaii added Hawaiian as an official state language. The title of the constitution is The Constitution of the State of Hawaii. Article XV, Section 1 of the Constitution uses The State of Hawaii, diacritics were not used because the document, drafted in 1949, predates the use of the okina and the kahakō in modern Hawaiian orthography. The exact spelling of the name in the Hawaiian language is Hawaiʻi. In the Hawaii Admission Act that granted Hawaiian statehood, the government recognized Hawaii as the official state name. Official government publications, department and office titles, and the Seal of Hawaii use the spelling with no symbols for glottal stops or vowel length
4. Alexander Adams (Hawaii) – Captain Alexander Adams was a Scotsman who served in the British Royal Navy and then came to the Hawaiian islands and served in the navy of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Known to the Hawaiians as Alika Napunako Adams, he claimed to have originated the Flag of Hawaii, Adams was born December 27,1780 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland. He said his father was John Fyfe, who he said was the Earl of Fyfe and his mother was Jean Adams, born in Arbroath c. Leaving Scotland in 1792, he worked 4 years aboard the Zephyr belonging to Husson & Co. out of Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1796, he left the Zephyr, and joined Calcutta out of Lancaster for 2 trips. He was drafted into Naval service aboard HMS Elizabeth after the Battle of Trafalgar in the Napoleonic Wars and he arrived in Hawaii some time between 1809 and 1811 on the American trading ship Albatross from Boston. He met King Kamehameha I and joined English sailor John Young and he was awarded control of over 2,000 acres in the Niu Valley, including control over the Kupapa Fishpond, which he later filled in for purposes of growing sweet potatoes. In April 1816 at Kawaihae Bay, Adams negotiated to buy a ship called Forrester under Captain John Ebbetts which had been owned by American John Jacob Astor, prince Liholiho purchased the ship with sandalwood, and changed its name to Kaahumanu after his powerful stepmother Queen Kaʻahumanu. A condition of the deal was for Adams to take command of the ship and it was a small two-masted trading ship called a brig. On March 7,1817, the Kingdom of Hawaii sent Adams to China on his ship to sell sandalwood, to enter the harbor, the ship paid $3000 in port charges, making it not a financial success. Upon returning October 5,1817, at Hilo and hearing of the amount Adams had to pay and he refused to sail under the American flag once the War of 1812 broke out. When Adams sailed the Kaahumanu to China, it was the first vessel under the flag of Hawaii, some traditions also credit him with designing the flag, though this honor has also been claimed for King Kamehameha I himself or another British sailor of the time, George C. His reasoning for adding the British jack into the flag was due to the power of the British Empire at the time and he quotes if we dont pledge allegiance to Britain we may all perish. He was sent to Kauaʻi by Kamehemeha I to remove Russian Fort Elizabeth that had set up in 1817. His words were upon arriving they were soon dispatched and he stood on the shore with John Young when the first Christian missionaries anchored off shore in 1820. He helped convince the King to allow the missionaries to come ashore and he served as the Honolulu Harbor Pilot after Naihekukui left in 1823. When the HMS Blonde arrived in 1825, Adams helped the Scottish naturalist distribute some plants he thought would be successful in the tropical climate. Queen Kaʻahuman gave Adams over 290 acres of land in Kalihi Valley in gratitude for his services, after 30 years of piloting, Adams retired in 1853, grew fruit on his land in Kalihi Valley, and was great host to visitors. Adams kept a journal which his notes were taken from and printed in Honolulu Star Bulltein May 4,1935, Adams lived the remainder of his life in the Hawaiian islands, where he married three times and left many descendants
5. Andrew Auld – Andrew Auld was a native of Linlithgow, Scotland. He was the best friend of Captain Alexander Adams, who commanded Kamehameha Is navy and he was a ships carpenter and wheelwright. He arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in 1816. and became a friend of Adams for 40 years and is buried next to Alexander Adams in Nuʻuanu at the Oʻahu Cemetery. Their joint tombstone contains the couplet in the Scots dialect. His son William Auld was an aide to King Kalākaua and he married Mary Adams, the daughter of Captain Alexander Adams in 1859. He was also a member of the Hui Aloha ʻAina, and was one of three delegates who took a petition protesting Hawaiis annexation to America to Washington D. C. Auld was also a businessman in Honolulu, and owned several businesses. Auld Lane in Honolulu is named after William Auld, another son, James Auld, was a member of the Hawaii Liberal Party. Another son, Alexander Auld married Loika
6. Neal Blaisdell – Neal Shaw Blaisdell served as Mayor of Honolulu from 1955 to 1969 as a member of the Hawaii Republican Party. As chief executive of City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, Blaisdell oversaw one of the largest construction booms in city and county history, Blaisdell was born in Honolulu and had European and Hawaiian ancestry. His father was William Wallace Blaisdell II, and mother was Maliaka Malie Alaneao Merseberg, a maternal great-grandfather was John Adams Cummins. A paternal great-grandfather John Blaisdell came from Maine to the Hawaiian Islands in 1849, known as Rusty, Blaisdell played basketball, football, and baseball at Saint Louis School. He attended Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania where he was quarterback of the football team. He received Bucknells Alumni Award for Meritorious Achievement in 1968, although Blaisdell also played both basketball and baseball, he was inducted into the Bucknell Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988 under the category of football. He was also a golfer who started his day with push ups, Blaisdell returned to Honolulu to become a teacher, high school coach and athletic director. He was elected as representative of the 4th district to the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii in 1945, in 1950 he ran for Mayor of Honolulu, but withdrew after suffering from tuberculosis. Blaisdell ran against Frank Fasi and was elected mayor in 1954, as mayor, Blaisdell saw the construction of the John H. After Blaisdells death, his successor Fasi renamed the complex in his honor and it is now known as the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. From 1965 to 1966, Blaisdell was president of the United States Conference of Mayors, Blaisdell married Lucy Thurston on October 23,1926. Daughter Velma Blaisdell Clark married James Kalaeone Clark Jim Clark and was a teacher for the Hawaii State Department of Education, daughter Marilyn Blaisdell Ane married another football coach and taught at Punahou School for 28 years. Blaisdell suffered a stroke while doing work and died November 6,1975. He was buried at Oahu Cemetery, a park of 25.9 acres located on the shore of Pearl Harbor at 21°23′11″N 157°57′17″W was named for him. Neal Blaisdell at Find a Grave