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Mary Emma Dillingham Frear
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1870
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1951
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA

Mary Emma Dillingham Frear was a poet and author, whose works include "Our Familiar Island Trees," "My Islands - Verses," "Isles of Dreams: Verses," "The Coco Palm and other songs for children," and "Lowell and Abigail, a realistic idyll." She co-authored "Flowers of Hawaii" and "Tropical Blooms, a portfolio of 40 flower prints by Henry Inn."
Walter Frear was the 3rd Territorial Governor of Hawaii. His biography is given on his memorial page. The Frears founded the Mary D. and Walter F. Frear Eleemosynary Trust to sponsor educational projects.
From Kawaiahao Church Newsletter Feb/Mar 2007:
"Walter Francis Frear devoted his life to the community, serving as a First Circuit Court Judge for the Kingdom of Hawaii, Chief Justice for the Territory of Hawaii, and as Governor of the Territory of Hawaii. Chief Justice Frear helped to create many notable civic institutions in Hawaii such as the YMCA, the Social Service Bureau, Palama Settlement, the United Welfare Campaign, the Hawaii Historical Society and the Library of Hawaii.
Mary Dillingham Frear was also a prominent figure in community activities, organizing the YWCA in Hawaii, the College Club of Honolulu, and serving as a Regent for the University of Hawaii. An active member in the Daughters of Hawaii and an accomplished author, Mrs. Frear is fondly remembered as a "talented woman of great kindness and personal charm who had an intense interest in the people of Hawaii and the progress of the community."
The Mary D. and Walter F. Frear Eleemosynary Trust, established in 1934 by Chief Justice and Mrs. Frear to support community service endeavors, stands as a living legacy of their enduring commitment to and love for Hawaii and its people by supporting religious, charitable, educational and literary projects.

August 1, 1893 she married Walter Francis Frear.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Franklin Dillingham (1844 - 1918)
  Emma Louise Smith Dillingham (1844 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  Walter Francis Frear (1863 - 1948)
 
 Children:
  Virginia Frear Wild (1906 - 1986)*
  Margaret Dillingham Frear (1908 - 1988)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Emma Dillingham Frear (1870 - 1951)
  Walter Francis Dillingham (1875 - 1963)*
  Harold Garfield Dillingham (1881 - 1971)*
  Marion E. Dillingham Erdman (1883 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
O'ahu Cemetery
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Lot 117 Smith-Dillingham
 
Maintained by: Deb
Originally Created by: Marnie Weeks
Record added: Jul 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73047760
Mary Emma <i>Dillingham</i> Frear
Added by: Marnie Weeks
 
Mary Emma <i>Dillingham</i> Frear
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Mary Emma <i>Dillingham</i> Frear
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 Added: Nov. 5, 2011
 
 
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