Queen Emma’s Death

Today in history — April 25, 1885 — Queen Emma died at 49. She was interred in the Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii with Kamehameha IV and son Prince Albert.

As queen of Hawaii, she founded the Queen’s Hospital (known today as Queen’s Medical Center), St. Andrew’s Cathedral, and Saint Andrew’s Priory for Girls. She and her husband Kamehameha IV patronized Iolani School. Read more about her life in “The Late Queen.”

“The Late Queen: a Biographical Sketch”
The Daily bulletin., April 27, 1885, Image 3


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