Charles Reed Bishop Died

Today in history — June 7, 1915 — Charles Reed Bishop died in San Francisco.

Hailing from Glens Falls, New York, Bishop was a businessman, philanthropist, and husband of Bernice Pauahi Bishop and founded the Bishop Museum, which was dedicated to her. Read about his funeral in “Funeral of Late Charles Reed Bishop Attended by Royalty and High Officials.”

“Funeral of Late Charles Reed Bishop Attended by Royalty and High Officials”
Hawaiian gazette, June 25, 1915, Page 8
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Earliest Golf Games

image_681x801_from_0,2713_to_2464,5612Today in history — April 16, 1895 — The Daily Bulletin makes the earliest mention of golf in a Hawaii newspaper:

“Golf has been introduced in Honolulu. It is played at Punahou near the college. This is a favorite Scottish summer game.”

Five months later, The Hawaiian Gazette suggests the land in the back of Oahu College (now Punahou School) as “an admirable place for golf links.”

On January 3, 1896, The Hawaiian Gazette reported that six people, including President Sanford B. Dole and Walter Dillingham, have formed a golf club, which planned to “[awaken] genuine golf enthusiasm on the islands” and increase the club’s membership.
Sources
“Local and General News”
The Daily bulletin., April 16, 1895, Page 5
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“Local Brevities”

The Hawaiian gazette., September 13, 1895, Page 5
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“Game of Golf”
The Hawaiian gazette, January 3, 1896, Image 1
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Queen Liliuokalani’s Mother-in-law Dies

This month in history — April 25, 1889 — Queen Liliuokalani’s mother-in-law, Mary Lambert Jones Dominis, died. She had a close relationship with her son, Prince Consort John Owen Dominis. Mrs. Dominis reportedly denigrated her non-Caucasian daughter-in-law, but, in her last years, appreciated Liliuokalani as a respectful wife to her son.

Read more about the owner of Washington Place (right image) in “Death of Mrs. Dominis.”

“Death of Mrs. Dominis: The Aged Mother of Ex-Governor Dominis Passes Away–Tokens of Respect”
Pacific commercial advertiser, April 26, 1889, Image 3
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Prince Kuhio’s Birthday

Today in history — March 26, 1911 — Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole celebrated his birthday at Colonel Sam Parker’s Pearl Harbor home. About fifty people, including government officials, attended this luau. Read more about it in “Party Is Given on Delegate’s Birthday.”

“Party Is Given on Delegate’s Birthday: Col. Sam Parker’s Home Scene of Merrymaking to Honor Kuhio”
Evening bulletin, March 27, 1911, Page 6
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Hawaii’s “Oriental Problem”

PageToday in history — March 21, 1909 — “Our Japanese Archipelago: Trying to Deal with the Oriental Problem in Hawaii,” a headline by The Salt Lake Tribune. The article:

[Hawaii] is practically a bunch of Japanese islands — … much more Japanese than American. Seventy-two thousand Japs dwell there, while the American population is only about one-twelth as large.

Read more about it in “Our Japanese Archipelago.”

“Our Japanese Archipelago: Trying to Deal with the Oriental Problem in Hawaii”
The Salt Lake tribune, March 21, 1909, Page 17
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The Judd Building

Judd Building in downtown Honolulu

Today in history — March 20, 1899 — The Judd Building opens in downtown Honolulu for a public reception. One year later, Alexander & Baldwin incorporated, and the building would become its main office. The building still houses businesses today. Read more about the opening in “Judd Building Reception.”

“Judd Building Reception: Opportunity for Seeing the Interior and Riding Skyward”
Evening bulletin., March 22, 1899, Image 3
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Princess Kaiulani’s Funeral

Today in history — March 12, 1899 — thousands of people visited Princess Kaiulani’s body in Kawaiahao Church to see her one last time. After the funeral service, a procession went from King Street to the Mausoleum, and 25,000 people watched the hearse surrounded by carriages pass by. Military men, clergies, pall bearers, kahili bearers, and torch bearers followed. In the Royal Mausoleum, Princess Kaiulani was laid to rest with her mother Princess Likelike.

Read more about it in “Princess Kaiulani Is Laid to Rest.”

“Princess Kaiulani Is Laid to Rest”
The Hawaiian star, March 13, 1899, Image 1
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