Charles N. Arnold

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Charles Neal Arnold (May 18, 1880 – October 28, 1929) was Mayor of Honolulu from January 2, 1927 to January 1, 1929.[1] He was a Republican.[2][3]

Backgroud[edit]

He was born in ʻŌʻōkala, Hawaii, an unincorporated community near Hilo. The family relocated to Honolulu, and he worked temporarily for the Honolulu Bicycle, the California Feed Company. His long-term career spanned 27 years with the Honolulu Plantation Company in Aiea, Hawaii. He served on the Board of Supervisors of Oʻahu County, a governing body created during the Territory of Hawaii.[4] He retired from the sugar plantation only after he became Mayor of Honolulu.[5]

During World War I, he joined the military. He was stationed in Aiea, Schofield Barracks and Fort Armstrong. World War I ended November 11, 1918, and Arnold received an honorable discharge on February 3, 1919.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Arnold was married twice and had 12 children. He had 6 children with Charlotte K. Taylor who died in 1916. Children by that marriage were Charles Jr., Alfred, William, Cecelia, George and Arthur. In 1918, he married Julia Kaanaana Colburn, daughter of John F. Colburn and Julia Naoho. Together, they also had 6 children - Shaster, June, Alice, Evonne, Frances and Thomas.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayors of U.S. Cities A - L". WorldStatesmen.org. August 11, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Krauss, Bob (January 1994). Johnny Wilson: First Hawaiian Democrat. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. p. 195. ISBN 978-0-8248-1577-6. 
  3. ^ "Arnold, Charles N. (II) office record". state archives digital collections. state of Hawaii. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Candidates: Charles Arnold". Honolulu Star-Bulletin – via Newspapers.com (subscription required). June 2, 1919. p. 7, col. 4. Retrieved December 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Former Mayor Arnold Dead, Funeral At 4". Honolulu Star-Bulletin – via Newspapers.com (subscription required). October 29, 1929. p. 1, col. 3. Retrieved December 22, 2017. ; "C. N. Arnold Once Mayor of Honolulu Succumbs Monday". Honolulu Star-Bulletin – via Newspapers.com (subscription required). October 29, 1929. p. 3, col. 2. Retrieved December 22, 2017. 
  6. ^ "C. N. Arnold Once Mayor of Honolulu Succumbs Monday". Honolulu Star-Bulletin – via Newspapers.com (subscription required). October 29, 1929. p. 3, col. 2. Retrieved December 22, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Suupervisor Arnold Joins Married Ranks". The Honolulu Advertiserr – via Newspapers.com (subscription required). September 1, 1918. p. 2, col. 5. Retrieved December 21, 2017. ; "Julia Arnold, widow of ex-mayor dies". Honolulu Star-Bulletinr – via Newspapers.com (subscription required). July 27, 1967. p. 44. Retrieved December 21, 2017. 
Political offices
Preceded by
John H. Wilson
Mayor of Honolulu
1927–1929
Succeeded by
John H. Wilson