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Dr Gerrit Parmele Judd

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Dr Gerrit Parmele Judd

  • Birth 23 Apr 1803 Paris, Oneida County, New York, USA
  • Death 12 Jul 1873 Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Memorial ID 54257110

Dr. Gerrit Judd and his wife Laura arrived in Honolulu in 1828 or 1827 with the Third Company of Protestant missionaries. He resigned from the Mission in 1842 to become counselor to King Kamehameha III. He was made Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs in 1845, and served as emissary in France. He later became Minister of Finance.
Judd Street in Nuuanu is named for the family.

Dr. Gerrit Parmele Judd
Birth: 23 APR 1803 in Paris, Oneida County, NY
Death: 12 Jul 1873 in Honolulu,Hawaii

Message rec'd:
"Born August 23, 1803 and d. July 12, 1873. This was confirmed with the Mission House Museum Library in Honolulu." (It's also what the tombstone says.)

Immigration: 15 OCT 1827 Kingdom of Hawaii

Event: Graduated EDUC Hamilton College, Clinton, Oneida County, NY

Father: Elnathan Judd b: 3 DEC 1773 in Farmington, Ontario County, NY
Mother: Betsey Hastings b: 28 AUG 1782 in Washington (formerly Judeah and New Preston), Litchfield, CT

Married: Laura Fish b: 2 APR 1804 in Plainfield,Otsego,NY

Gerrit Parmele Judd b: 8 MAR 1829
Elizabeth Kinau Judd b: 5 JUL 1831
Helen Seymour Judd b: 27 AUG 1833
Charles Hastings Judd b: 8 SEP 1835
Laura Fish Judd b: 8 SEP 1835
Albert Francis Judd b: 7 JAN 1838
Allan Wilkes Judd b: 10 APR 1841
Sybil Augusta Judd b: 16 MAR 1843
Juliett Isabelle Judd b: 27 MAR 1845


More info about the portrait photo:

Dr. Gerrit Judd with Lot Kamehameha and Alexander Liholiho, 1850 l/4 plate daguerreotype courtesy of the Hawaii State Archives.
15-year-old heir to the throne of the Hawaiian Islands, Alexander Liholiho (Right) kept a detailed diary of his year of travel to the United States and Europe.
Accompanied by his older brother and their tutor, Protestant missionary and government minister Gerrit P. Judd, he arrived at the Genesee Falls on Tuesday, June 25, 1850, after a visit to Dr. Judd’s family in Detroit. An uncle of Dr. Judd, Orlando Hastings, lived in Rochester and was director of the Western House of Refuge reform school there. Daguerreotype portraits of the brothers with their teacher had been previously made in the prestigious Boston Studio of Southworth and Hawes. Although the teenaged
prince makes no mention in the diary of a portrait sitting in Rochester, the Whitney stamp on the brass mat framing the image is unmistakable.
Whitney intentionally posed the group in a pyramidical arrangement. Dr.Judd’s presence and gesture is an avuncular one. Besides his concerns for the princes’ education, he had lofty responsibilities as the “Special Commissioner and Plenipotentiary Extraordinaire” of the Hawaiian Islands. After Alscander’s (King Kamehameha IV) marriage in an Anglican ceremony in 1861, Dr. Judd Lamented on the behavior of his former charge:
“The King, educated by the Mission, most of all dislikes the Mission. Having been compelled to be good when a boy, he is determined not to be good as a man. Driven out to morning prayer meeting, monthly concert, Sabbath School, long sermons and daily exhortations, his heart is hardened to a degree unknown to the heathen...the picture is dark”

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  • Created by: Zoe Tom
  • Added: 28 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54257110
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Gerrit Parmele Judd (23 Apr 1803–12 Jul 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54257110, citing O'ahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Zoe Tom (contributor 47000374) .