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Theresa LAANUI

American Theresa LAANUI

born Theresa Owana Ka'Ohelelani LA'ANUI

Member of the royal family during the last years of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi and into the territorial period

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 01, 1860 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Died: on January 05, 1944 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


Biography

She was born in Honolulu. Her father was Prince Gideon Kailipalaki Laʻanui, a brother of Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau. Her mother was Kamaikaopa. She was a member of the House of Laʻanui, a collateral branch of the House of Kamehameha. Her children (except her two daughters by Cartwright) and male-line descendants belong paternally to the Wilcox family.

As a child, she would often go to the palace of King Kamehameha V to make leis for him. She was married four times, although she only had children from her first and second marriages. She was one-eighth French (via her great-grandfather Jean Baptiste Rives) and the rest Hawaiian descent. After her parents died in 1871, she was adopted by her aunt Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau Pratt.

Source :  http://www.wikipedia.org/

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