Alexander, Ben b. May 26, 1911 d. July 5, 1969 Actor. Born Nicholas Benton Alexander, appeared in 81 films from the 1910s to the 1960s, making his screen debut at age 5 in "Every Pearl a Tear." His best known role as that of 'Kemmerick' the tragic amputation victim in the film "All Quiet on the Western Front". When his acting career slowed down in the mid 1930s, he found a new career as a successful radio announcer. (Bio by: MC) Maui Cemetery, Wailuku, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Ankers, Evelyn b. August 17, 1918 d. August 29, 1985 Actress. Born in Chile, she was the leading lady of Universal's horror movies known as "The Queen of the Screamers". She made over fifty films from 1936 to 1950, to include "Bells of St. Mary's" (1937), "The Wolfman" (1941), "The Ghost of Frankenstein" (1942), "Son of Dracula" (1943), "The Mad Ghoul" (1943), "The Invisible Man's Revenge" (1944) and "The Frozen Ghost" (1945). She was also married to actor Richard Denning. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Ovarian Cancer Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Baldwin, Henry Alexander b. January 12, 1871 d. October 8, 1946 US Congressman. From 1915 to 1917 he served as a Colonel in the 3rd Regiment of the Hawaii National Guard and as a member of the Territorial Senate, 1913 to 1921. In 1922, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. Kuhio Kalanianaole, serving until 1923. He declined to be a candidate for re-nomination, engaged in sugar planting, was a member Hawaii House of Representatives in 1933 and a member of the State Senate, 1934 to 1937. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Makawao Cemetery, Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Denning, Richard b. March 27, 1914 d. October 11, 1998 Actor. Born Louis Albert Denninger, Jr, he originally studied business management in Los Angeles but decided to break into acting instead. He won a radio contest called "Do You Want to Be an Actor", and was awarded a Warner Bros. screen test. Warner rejected him, but Paramount took him on the condition that he change his name to Denning. (Studio execs worried that "Denninger" sounded too much like gangster John Dillinger). He went on to appear in films like "North West Mounted Police" (1940)...[Read More] (Bio by: Radio Jane) Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Dole, James Drummond b. September 27, 1877 d. May, 1958 The "Pineapple King" of Hawaii. Dole came to Hawaii in 1899, and purchased 61 acres of land in Wahiawa, Oahu. The establishment of his first plantation marked the beginning of the Hawaiian pineapple industry. In 1907 it was moved to Honolulu for business reasons, and stayed in operation until 1991. He would later purchase the island of Lanai and convert it from a dry, sparsely inhabited island to the largest pineapple plantation anywhere in the world. At one time, Lanai supported 75% of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Mongoose) Makawao Cemetery, Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Hoapili, Ulumaheihei d. January 3, 1840 Hawaiian Chief. Ulumaheihei was one of the most respected of the king's advisors, and ultimately, the man who disposed of Kamehameha's bones. Kamehameha wanted to ensure that, like the bones of other great chiefs, his remains would be laid where they could never be found and desecrated. He did not want to suffer the same fate as his father, Keoua, whose final resting place was well known - the sacred cliff at Ka'awaloa. Thereafter, Ulumaheihei was called Hoapili in recognition of Kamehameha's...[Read More] (Bio by: Mongoose) Waiola Cemetery, Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii, USA Plot: Royal Tomb, enclosed in iron bars. Visible from street and cemetery entrance.
Kahoohanohano, Anthony Thomas b. July 22, 1930 d. September 1, 1951 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Assigned to Company H, 2nd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, he was in charge of a machine-gun squad supporting the defensive positions forces in the vicinity of Chup'a-ri, Korea, on 1 September 1951. Under a limited withdrawal, he provided cover fire for his team. Although wounded in the shoulder, he armed himself and returned to his original position, fighting until his ammunition was depleted. He then engaged in hand-...[Read More] (Bio by: Thom Painter) Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Kaumualii, King b. 1780 d. May 26, 1824 The last independent King of Kauai. His island was the only one that Kamehameha the Great never took with force. Kamehameha's attempted invasion in 1796 was thwarted by both storms and western disease. Finally, in 1810, Kaumualii sailed to Oahu with an entourage, agreeing with Kamehameha to arrange the cession of his island to Kamehameha's kingdom, even though he remained in control. In 1815, the Russian doctor, Georg Scheffer, arrived in Hawaii to gain trading privileges from King Kamehameha...[Read More] (Bio by: Mongoose) Waiola Cemetery, Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii, USA Plot: Royal Tomb, enclosed in iron bars. Visible clearly from street.
Kekaulike, King b. 1700 d. 1736 Hawaiian chief and King of Maui. The birthdate listed is in dispute. Kekaulike was the father of the equally great, and equally ruthless Kahekili. During his reign, the long-standing alliance between the island of Maui (Which Kekaulike ruled) and Hawaii, was fractured. Kekaulike, however, a descendant of the great king and warrior Pi'ilani, was able to drive back invading forces from the Big Island. Although his son, Kamehamehanui, lost Hana, which was isolated from the rest of Maui, Kekaulike'...[Read More] (Bio by: Mongoose) Olopio Cave, Iao Valley, Wailuku, Maui County, Hawaii, USA Plot: Location has been lost.
Liliha, Kuini b. 1802 d. August 25, 1839 Hawaiian royalty. Born in 1802 or 1803, Chiefess Liliha had an impeccable genealogy. Her father was Ulumaheihei Hoapili, Kamehameha's most trusted companion; her paternal grandfather was Kame'eiamoku, one of Kamehameha's four war generals and a respected advisor; her maternal grandfather was the great Kahekili, high chief of Maui and later of O'ahu. As a young woman in the court of Kamehameha I, Liliha was noted for her loyalty, strength of character and beauty. After she and her first husband...[Read More] (Bio by: Mongoose) Waiola Cemetery, Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii, USA Plot: Royal Tomb, enclosed in iron bars. Visible from street and cemetery entrance.
Lindbergh, Charles b. February 4, 1902 d. August 26, 1974 Explorer, Adventurer, Aviator. "The Lone Eagle." The first solo aviator to fly non-stop directly from New York to Paris. His singular exploit made him a hero in the eyes of the world and forever changed aviation. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for is exploit. Born in his grandfather's house in Detroit, and the son of Charles Agustus Lindbergh Sr and Evangeline Land Lodge, he grew up on a farm near Little Falls, Minnesota, where he took an interest in machinery. After two years at the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Palapala Ho'omau Church Cemetery, Kipahulu, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Nahienaena, Princess b. 1813 d. December, 1836 Daughter of Kamehameha The Great and his sacred wife, Keopuolani. Sister to Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III, her name means "Glowing Fires". As per Hawaiian tradition, she and her brother were expected to marry, keeping the bloodline pure. Marriage of the two sacred children was discussed by the council of high chiefs in September, 1824, but the horrified missionaries forbade such a union although from time immemorial it was a Hawaiian tradition. Torn between the wishes of the Hawaiian community...[Read More] (Bio by: Mongoose) Waiola Cemetery, Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Queen Ka'ahumanu b. March, 1777 d. June 5, 1832 Hawaiian Royalty. Wife of Kamehameha the Great, and Kuhina Nui. Little is known about Ka'ahumanu's early life, but she was given to Kamehameha as a wife at 10 years old by her father. And although Kamehameha later married nearly seventeen times, Ka'ahumanu was always his favorite. At this time, the Hawaiian Islands were in a state of chaos, and Ka'ahumanu knew Kamehameha's greatest allies were in her own family. Ka'ahumanu's life was changed when she saw that many foreigners broke the ancient...[Read More] (Bio by: Mongoose) Waiola Cemetery, Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii, USA Plot: The Royal Tomb, enclosed in iron bars. Visible from the street
Queen Keopuolani b. 1778 d. September 16, 1823 Hawaiian Royalty. Keupolani ("Gathering of the Clouds of Heaven") was Kamehameha's most sacred wife, mother of Kamehameha II, Kamehameha III, and Princess Nahienaena. She was descended from the high kings of Maui and was one of the most sacred, high-ranking women in the islands - Greater in power than Kamehameha himself. Merely touching her shadow was grounds for death, in the case of a commoner. Fortunately, she was kindhearted and never enforced this particular prerogative. She was...[Read More] (Bio by: Mongoose) Waiola Cemetery, Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii, USA Plot: In the Royal Tomb, enclosed in iron bars. Clearly visible from the street.
Richards, Rev. William b. August 22, 1793 d. November 7, 1847 Missionary who was advisor to Kamehameha III and translated one-third of the entire Hawaiian bible. Had to protect self and his wife from rioting sailors infuriated over the ban of alcohol in 1825. Appointed ambassador to England in 1842, Minister of Public Instruction in 1846, and held post until his death. (Bio by: Mongoose) Waiola Cemetery, Lahaina, Maui County, Hawaii, USA