|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1857|
|Death: ||Nov. 28, 1899|
A General Catalogue of the
Trustees, Teachers and Pupils
of Punahou School
June 16, 1881
Names of Pupils
Poor, Charles B. - 1870-1874
Poor, Henry W.F. - 1869-73
1890 City Directory - Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii Territory
Poor, H.F., stock raiser, res: Emma nr Punchbowl
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands
Wednesday, November 29, 1899
Henry F. Poor is Dead
A Distinguished Hawaiian is Called to Meet the Great Unknown.
When we heard yesterday that the man with the Scuthe had gathered into his fold Henry F. Poor, the many friends of the bright young Hawaiian, who had during the past two years forgotten him, felt sad and gave to the deceased a passing thought of the friendship and esteem which he in his days of prosperity and good health enjoyed from all whom he in his career met and associated with.
Henry F. Poor was one of the most brilliant Hawaiians whose cradle ever rocked in these beautiful Islands. He met with reverses and sad as it is to say, death was perhaps his best friend. He possessed the generous spirit of his race and the keen intelligence of his New England's forebears. He held numerous positions of trust and honor here and he filled them in a manner that not even the friends who deserted him when reverses came dare to revile.
Henry Poor was 43 years old and was educated here and in Boston, As secretary to Colonel Iaukea on the Kalakaua embassy to the rulers of the world be covered himself with honors and his bright letters were published in the local papers. Later on he went to Samoa with Governor Bush and to his tact and gentlemanly action was due the fact that the Kaimiloa incident did not end in an international scandal.
Several times he received considerable wealth from relations bu he was never successful as a financier. Worrying over his affairs broke his health and during the past 2 years he simply lived but mentally dead to the world.
Mrs. Carrie Bush, the devoted mother of the deceased, has the sympathy of the many friends of her beloved son who however must say "death was the best friend of Henry Poor."
The funeral will take place at 3 p. m. from the Masonic Temple. E. A. Williams has charge of the funeral arrangements.
Honolulu, Honolulu Co., Territory of Hawaii
Monday, April 28, 1913
pg. 4 - 2:30 edition
Letters on Timely Topic
The Stevenson Pictures
Editor Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Sir: The pictures of Robert Louis Stevenson and his friends given in the Sunday paper were interesting, but there was an error made repeatedly in the captions. On his first visit here Stevenson lived in the house of Henry F. Poor, Waikiki, the man that was secretary to Hon. John E. Bush, Hawaiian ambassador to Samoa. Mr. Poor was a half-brother of W.M. Bush, now a machinish in the employ of the Inter-Island company. He was related to the Massachusetts family of that name, one of who was Ben Perley Poor, a Washington correspondent of considerable fame. Henry Poor - not "Pua" as the Advertiser mis-names him - was a well-educated "three-quarter white," and a popular young man about town. Stevenson's first visit, when the pictures in question were taken, was about twenty-four years ago. His next sojourn here was four or five years later, when he stayed at Sans Souce and turned out some of his latest stories. Only his was was with him on his final visit.
Henry Francis Poor (1832 - 1859)
Caroline French Bush (1836 - 1914)
Henry French Poor (1857 - 1899)
Charles Benjamin Poor (1859 - 1908)*
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