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Chris Nelson
RE: Lieut W Atcherley
Yes, please feel free to use the photos I took of William Atcherley's grave.

Chris Nelson
Added by Chris Nelson on May 13, 2016 8:35 PM
Chris Kemp
Hi Steve,
Glad I could help. Feel free to use my photos and send me any edits for the memorials. I'm just pleased that I can reconnect people to their ancestors.
Kind regards,
Added by Chris Kemp on Apr 05, 2016 2:52 PM
RE: Rowland Atcherley and family
Absolutely. Glad I could help.
Added by Caryn on May 02, 2015 2:45 PM
RE: Fanny Atcherley
On it's way with 2 photos and link to death notice for you.

Cheers, Sue
Added by SueM on Mar 13, 2014 2:16 PM
RE: Fanny Atcherley
Hi Steve, not a problem at all. Would you like me to email you a copy of the photo?

Cheers, Sue
Added by SueM on Mar 13, 2014 1:34 PM
Richard Boyer
RE: Benjamin Roger Atcherley
You can use the photo however you wish.

Rich Boyer
Added by Richard Boyer on Nov 10, 2012 12:11 PM
Marnie Weeks
RE: John Atcherley in Honolulu
Thanks for the reply. I should have known you were on top of it, because your site is amazing. Thanks for telling me the end of the story. I can't imagine having the guts or energy to do half of what that fellow did in his life! Continued success with your work; I've enjoyed visiting.
Added by Marnie Weeks on Jul 09, 2011 1:18 PM
Marnie Weeks
John Atcherley in Honolulu
Aloha. I had the good fortune to claim and fulfill your Atcherley photo requests for Diamond Head cemetery in Honolulu. I looked into John because I was curious about the initials after his name. He had quite a colorful time here in Hawaii. In 1909 he wrote a pamphlet called "Causation of Leprosy" in which he postulated leprosy had a dietetic cause and was not contagious. You may know that leprosy was in Hawaii for many decades and those affected were exiled to Kalaupapa (Leper Colony)on Molokai, a peninsula completely unreachable except by boat. It was a hot emotional issue. Dr. Atcherley, who was said to be delusional from cocaine use by his accusers, was convinced another doctor had stolen his leprosy cure, so he went to the man's house and fired five wild gunshots into it. No one was hurt, but complaints of paranoia were filed, naming him a danger to society. He ended up on trial. From a book of decisions of the Hawaii Supreme Court: "On July 20, 1909, the district magistrate of Honolulu, after trial, found that Dr. John Atcherley... was insane and that the public safety required his restraint until he should become of sound mind, and made an order committing the petitioner [Atcherley] to the Insane Asylum in Honolulu, Oahu, there to remain until he should become of sound mind or be discharged according to law." This is the decision on his appeal. As I read the decision, they didn't seem to agree with his claim, but I am no lawyer. I searched the old newspapers available online at US Library of Congress ("Chronicling America" collection) and found wonderful accounts of his trial. As to when he was released and how or if his case was resolved, I leave that to you to dig up. (Note that he was in Hawaii in 1909, which differs from the years you have.) Sorry to make this so long ... when you have time, you'll find this man an interesting subject to research!
Added by Marnie Weeks on Jul 09, 2011 2:43 AM

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