Queen Hawaii
Queen consort of King Kamehameha IV from 1856 to his death in 1863
Queen Hawaii
Queen Consort Emma Kalanikaumakaamano Kaleleonālani Naʻea Rooke of Hawaiʻi was queen consort of King Kamehameha IV from 1856 to his death in 1863. She ran for ruling monarch against King Kalākaua but was defeated.
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Queen's, Hawaii Pacific Health share records - KPUA
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By AP HONOLULU (AP) — Some of Hawaii's biggest hospitals have a new program to electronically share patient records to improve patient care. The Queen's Medical Center and the Hawaii Pacific Health group of hospitals announced the agreement Wednesday
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Health care providers bid to participate in QUEST - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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... 20 yearly outpatient visits, prescription medications, diabetes supplies, vaccines and emergency services. The state's current QUEST providers are AlohaCare, HMSA, Kaiser Permanente, Kapiolani HealthHawaii, Queen's Hawaii and StraubCare Quantum
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State seeks bidders for Quest Medicaid contracts - Bizjournals.com
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The state's current Quest providers are AlohaCare , HMSA , Kaiser Permanente , Kapiolani HealthHawaii, Queen's Hawaii and StraubCare Quantum. An orientation meeting is scheduled on Aug. 15 in Kapolei. Winning proposals will be determined by Dec
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An insect expert joins the race to beat deadly pests that threaten Hawaii's ... - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Gus Rouse, who breeds queen bees at his Kona Queen Hawaii business on Hawaii island, nearly lost his critical export business to Canada until Downey arrived. "It hasn't been fun," Rouse said. "It's been very challenging keeping bees on the Big Island
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Queen Emma of Hawaii
    FORTIES
  • 1885
    Age 49
    Died on April 25, 1885.
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  • 1883
    Age 47
    In 1883, Emma suffered the first of several small strokes and died two years later on April 25, 1885 at the age of 49.
    More Details Hide Details At first she was laid in state at her house; but Alexander Cartwright and a few of his friends moved the casket to Kawaiahao Church, saying her house was not large enough for the funeral. This was evidently not popular with those in charge of the church, since it was Congregational; Queen Emma had been a supporter of the Anglican Mission, and was an Episcopalian. Queen Liliuokalani said it " showed no regard for the sacredness of the place". However, for the funeral service, Bishop Alfred Willis of the English Church officiated in the Congregational church with his ritual. She was given a royal procession and was interred in the Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii known as Mauna Ala, next to her husband and son. The Queen Emma Foundation was set up to provide continuous lease income for the hospital. Its landholding in the division known as the Queen Emma Land Company include the International Marketplace and Waikiki Town Center buildings. Some of the 40 year leases expire in 2010. The area known as Fort Kamehameha in World War II, the site of several coastal artillery batteries, was the site of her former beach-front estate. After annexation it was acquired by the U.S. federal government in 1907.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1865
    Age 29
    Despite the great differences in their kingdoms, Queen Emma and Queen Victoria became lifelong friends; both had lost sons and spouses. They exchanged letters, and Emma traveled to London in 1865 to visit and spend a night at Windsor Castle on November 27.
    More Details Hide Details Queen Victoria remarked of Emma, "Nothing could be nicer or more dignified than her manner." On her way back, she had a reception given for her on August 14, 1866 by Andrew Johnson at the White House. Some note this as the first time anyone with the title "Queen" had had an official visit to the U.S. presidential residence. Emma was known to be strongly against republicanism, she was once quoted as saying: "We have yet the right to dispose of our country as we wish, and be assured that it will never be to a Republic!"
    Queen Emma was warmly received by Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. The two widow queens sympathized with each other and Queen Victoria recorded in her journal on the afternoon of September 9, 1865:
    More Details Hide Details "After luncheon I received Queen Emma, the widowed Queen of the Sandwich Islands or Hawaii. Met her in the Corridor & nothing could be nicer or more dignified than her manner. She is dark, but not more so than an Indian, with fine feathers features? & splendid soft eyes. She was dressed in just the same widow's weeds as I wear. I took her into the White Drawing room, where I asked to sit down next to me on the sofa. She was moved when I spoke to her of her great misfortune in losing her only child. She was very discreet & would only remain a few minutes. She presented her lady, Mrs. Hoopile whose husband is her Chaplain, both being Hawaiians." Isabella Bird, on her travels to Hawaii, met Queen Emma and described her as very British and Hawaiian in many ways:
  • 1860
    Age 24
    In 1860, Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV petitioned the Church of England to help establish the Church of Hawaii.
    More Details Hide Details Upon the arrival of Anglican bishop Thomas Nettleship Staley and two priests, they both were baptized on October 21, 1862 and confirmed in November 1862. With her husband, she championed the Anglican (Episcopal) church in Hawaii and founded St. Andrew’s Cathedral, raising funds for the building. In 1867 she founded Saint Andrew's Priory School for Girls. She also laid the groundwork for an Episcopal secondary school for boys originally named for Saint Alban, and later Iolani School in honor of her husband. Emma and King Kamehameha IV are honored with a feast day of November 28 on the liturgical calendar of the U.S. Episcopal Church. After the death of King Lunalilo, Emma decided to run in the constitutionally-mandated royal election against future King Kalākaua. She claimed that Lunalilo had wanted her to succeed him, but died before a formal proclamation could be made.
  • 1859
    Age 23
    In 1859, Emma established Queen's Hospital and visited patients there almost daily whenever she was in residence in Honolulu.
    More Details Hide Details It is now called the Queen's Medical Center. Prince Albert, who was always called "Baby" by Emma, had been celebrated for days at his birth and every public appearance. Mary Allen, wife of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Elisha Hunt Allen, had a son Frederick about the same age, and they became playmates. In 1862, Queen Victoria agreed to become godmother by proxy, and sent an elaborate silver christening cup. Before the cup could arrive, the prince fell ill in August and condition worsened. The Prince died on August 27, 1862. Her husband died a year later, and Emma would not have any more children. After her son's death and before her husband's death, she was referred to as "Kaleleokalani", or "flight of the heavenly one". After her husband also died, it was changed into the plural form as "Kaleleonālani", or the "flight of the heavenly ones". She was baptized into the Anglican faith on October 21, 1862 as "Emma Alexandrina Francis Agnes Lowder Byde Rook Young Kaleleokalani.
  • 1858
    Age 22
    Two years later on May 20, 1858 Emma gave birth to a son, Prince Albert Edward Kamehameha.
    More Details Hide Details During her reign, the queen tended palace affairs, including the expansion of the palace library. During her reign and after, she was known for her humanitarian efforts. Inspired by her adoptive father's work, she encouraged her husband to establish a public hospital to help the Native Hawaiians who were in decline due to foreign-borne diseases like smallpox.
  • 1856
    Age 20
    On June 19, 1856, she married Alexander Liholiho, who a year earlier had assumed the throne as Kamehameha IV.
    More Details Hide Details He was also fluent in both Hawaiian and English. Each nation and even the Chinese hosted balls and celebrations in honor of the newlyweds.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1836
    Age 0
    Emma was born on January 2, 1836 in Honolulu and was often called Emalani ("royal Emma").
    More Details Hide Details Her father was High Chief George Naea and her mother was High Chiefess Fanny Kekelaokalani Young. She was adopted under the Hawaiian tradition of hānai by her childless maternal aunt, chiefess Grace Kamaikui Young Rooke, and her husband, Dr. Thomas C. B. Rooke. Emma's father Naea was the son of High Chief Kamaunu and High Chiefess Kukaeleiki. Kukaeleiki was daughter of Kalauawa, a Kauai noble, and she was a cousin of Queen Keōpūolani, the most sacred wife of Kamehameha I. Among Naea's more notable ancestors were Kalanawaa, a high chief of Oahu, and High Chiefess Kuaenaokalani, who held the sacred kapu rank of Kekapupoohoolewaikala (so sacred that she could not be exposed to the sun except at dawn). On her mother's side, Emma was the granddaughter of John Young, Kamehameha I's British-born military advisor known as High Chief Olohana, and Princess Kaōanaeha Kuamoo. Her maternal grandmother, Kaōanaeha, was generally called the niece of Kamehameha I. Chiefess Kaōanaeha's father is disputed; some say she was the daughter of Prince Keliimaikai, the only full brother of Kamehameha; others state Kaōanaeha's father was High Chief Kalaipaihala. This confusion is due to the fact that High Chiefess Kalikookalani, the mother of Kaōanaeha, married both to Keliimaikai and to Kalaipaihala. Through High Chief Kalaipaihala, she could be descended from Kalaniopuu, King of Hawaii before Kīwalaʻō and Kamehameha. King Kalākaua and Queen Liliuokalani criticized Queen Emma's claim of descent from Kamehameha's brother, supporting the latter theory of descent.
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