Following a Friend to Death

Would you follow your friend to death? Elizabeth Stevenson did when she attended the funeral of her friend’s Margaret Jerome Healy.

By Margaret’s open grave, as the last few words of the funeral service was being said, Elizabeth passed away: “Mrs. Stevenson’s heart, which has been weak, was unable to stand the tension of emotion and dropped quietly.”

The Hawaiian Gazette wrote about Elizabeth’s death in “Dies Beside Open Grave…” “Read more about it!”


Pearl Harbor Topic Guide

Imperial Japanese soldiers did a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, killing 2,350 people. The next day, the United States declared war against Japan and entered World War II.

However, many may not know that before 1778, ancient Hawaiians raised their fishes at Pearl Harbor’s coast. Also, Pearl Harbor got its name because of the oysters with small pearls living there.

To read more about the history of Pearl Harbor and relevant American newspaper articles, read this topic guide about Pearl Harbor.


HDNP attending NDNP Awardee Meeting 2013

Project Director — Martha Chantiny will be attending the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP) Awardee Meeting, September 11-13 in Washington DC.


Hau`oli la Hanau 175th – Queen Liliuokanlani

Queen Liliuokalani was the last monarch and only queen regnant of the Kingdom of Hawaii.Liliuokaulani

She was born September 2, 1838 – making this her 175th Birthday.

In the HDNP, you can find articles and images about our Queen.

The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]), 28 June 1910. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-06-28/ed-1/seq-2/>