John C. Lane

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John Carey Lane
John C. Lane, 1915.jpg
John C. Lane, 1915
Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 3rd district
In office
1905–1907
2nd Mayor of Honolulu
In office
1915–1917
Preceded by Joseph J. Fern
Succeeded by Joseph J. Fern
Personal details
Born July 22, 1872[1]
Makao, Oahu, Hawaii
Died February 8, 1958(1958-02-08) (aged 85)[2]
Nationality Kingdom of Hawaii
United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Alice Kia Nāhaolelua
Relations Lot Lane
Military service
Allegiance Kingdom of Hawaii
Service/branch Royal Guard

Royalist Insurgency

Battles/wars Revolution of 1893

Revolution of 1895
Battle of Diamond Head

John Carey Lane, (1872–1958) was Mayor of Honolulu from 1915 to 1917.

Early years[edit]

Born at Makao, Oʻahu, Lane was educated at Hauula School and St. Louis College. He held various jobs as a clerk, and from 1893 to 1900 farmed near Honolulu. John Lane was one of 12 children born of William Carey Lane (1821–1895), a Irish sea captain, and Mary Kukeakalani Kahooilimoku, a Koolau chiefess. Born in County Cork, Ireland, his father was said to be a descendant of Irish kings. Lane's grandfather, a staunch Catholic, had forfeited his lands and move to New York, taking his son William with him. William Carey Lane later ended up in Hawaii where he married a Hawaiian chiefess. Kukeakalani was the daughter of Kukanaloa, a member of King Kamehameha I's court who served as the keeper of the kings's personal war canoe.[3][4]

Military service[edit]

John and his brothers, Lot and James, were members of Queen Liliʻuokalani's personal guard at ʻIolani Palace.

They were avowed royalists, and John Lane "was at her side when they usurped control and dethroned her in 1893, and was among those who took part in the counter-revolution in 1895 with the hope of restoring her throne and native Hawaiian rule," wrote Kathleen Dickensen Mellen in a 1954 Honolulu Advertiser article.[5] He was captured during the Battle of Diamond Head along with Harry Bertleman, a fellow insurgent. He was suspected of murdering Charles L. Carter, one of the 13 members of the former Committee of Safety, the charges were reduced to treason instead.

Political life[edit]

Lane was a devoted follower of the monarchy and joined the Hawaii Republican Party to be aligned with Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole.[6] Lane became a member of the Hawaii Territorial Senate from 1905 to 1907 and introduced the bill establishing the City and County of Honolulu. He married Alice Kia Nāhaolelua on March 13, 1909 at Honolulu.[7] He failed to win the post of mayor in 1908 and 1910, but was elected by an overwhelming majority in 1914. He was defeated in his bid for re-election in 1917 by the previous mayor Joseph J. Fern. Appointed high sheriff of the territory and warden of Oʻahu Prison in 1922, he resigned in 1932 during charges of lax administration and because of ramifications of the Massie Trial.[8] He continued his political career until 1948.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
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  3. ^ Siddall, John William (1917). Men of Hawaii 1. Honolulu: Honolulu Star-Bulletin. p. 169. 
  4. ^ Paradise of the Pacific, Volume 60, Issue 12. Honolulu. 1948. pp. 66–67. 
  5. ^ June Watanabe (February 6, 2003). "Kokua Line". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved November 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ Hawaii Pono by Lawrence H. Fuchs
  7. ^ Hawaiʻi State Archives (2006). "Marriage records Oahu (1832-1910)". Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  8. ^ Darlene E. Kelley (September 13, 2008). "Keepers Of The Culture, A Study In Time Of The Hawaiian Islands". Retrieved November 5, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Lane, John C. office record". Archives of Hawaii. Retrieved November 5, 2011.