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William Kanui<br /><br />
William Kanui (ca. 1796 - January 14, 1864)

There are three names on Kanui’s memorial stone: Kanui, his birth name, meaning, The Big or Great One; William, a name given him by an American ship’s captain when he sailed as crew, and Tennooe, an…

Levi Parsons Bingham
Levi Parsons Bingham (December 31, 1822 - January 16, 1823)

A unobtrusive grave stone commemorates the first burial in the Kawaiaha‘o cemetery missionary plot. A white common stone rectangle about 18 inches tall is marked with an inscription…

Agnes Baldwin Alexander
Agnes Baldwin Alexander (July 21, 1875 - January 1, 1971)

Ms. Alexander is best known as the first Bahá’i of Hawai`i and the missioner who carried the faith to Japan and eastern Asia.

She was the youngest of five children born to William…

Meredith Gardner (1809-March 25, 1837)

In the fall of 1832, Meredith Gairdner, a young Scots doctor, journeyed south from his home in Edinburgh to Kew, home to the Royal Horticultural Society’s collection of plant specimens on the outskirts of…

Maria Paton Chamberlain
Maria Patton Chamberlain (March 19, 1803 - January 19, 1880)

Looking across Mission Lane, which divides this cemetery from the Mission Houses grounds, you will see the Chamberlain House, the tall stone-built building on the left. Imagine the yard…

Charlotte Fowler Baldwin
Charlotte Fowler Baldwin (November 7, 1805 - October 2, 1873)

Charlotte Baldwin came to the islands of Hawaiʻi with her husband of six months in the fourth company of missionaries sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions,…

Anna Rice Cooke
Anna Charlotte Rice Cooke (September 5, 1853 - August 8, 1934)

Anna Rice Cooke founded the wonderful Honolulu Museum of Art. The youngest child of missionaries William and Mary Sophia Rice, she lived a simple life as a child but later traveled,…

Juliette Montague Cooke
Juliette Montague Cooke (March 10, 1812 - August 11, 1896)

Juliette Montague was a resourceful young woman in Sunderland, Massachusetts when she met Amos Starr Cooke in 1835. She had lost her father ten years earlier and had immediately begun…

Mary Atherton Richards
Mary Atherton Richards (April 21, 1869 - April 18, 1951)

Mary Atherton Richards was the granddaughter of eighth company missionaries Amos Starr Cooke and Juliette Montague Cooke, and the daughter of Juliette Montague Atherton and Joseph Ballard…

Mary Tenney Castle
Mary Tenney Castle (October 26, 1819 - March 13, 1907)

Philanthropy, education and religion were the interests that drove Mary Tenney Castle’s life; that she carried out her work in those fields in the Hawaiian Islands was a fate decided by her…
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