David Kahalepouli Piikoi

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David Kahalepouli Piʻikoi
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Born c. 1845
Died October 18, 1878
Kapaʻa, Kauaʻi
Spouse(s) Victoria Kinoiki Kekaulike
Children David Kawānanakoa
Edward Abnel Keliʻiahonui
Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole
Parent(s) Jonah Piʻikoi and Kekahili

David Kahalepouli Piʻikoi (c. 1845–1878) was father of three royal princes of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi.

Life[edit]

He was born in 1845. His father was High Chief Jonah Piʻikoi, descended from the ancient Kings of Kauaʻi. His mother was Kekahili, the daughter of High Chiefess Kamokuiki and High Chief Alapaʻimaloiki. Through his mother, he was the nephew of Kapaʻakea and first cousin of Kalākaua, Liliʻuokalani, Likelike and Leleiohoku II.[1][2][3]

On February 25, 1861, he married Princess Victoria Kinoiki Kekaulike, the sister of Queen Kapiʻolani the wife of his cousin Kalākaua.[4] They had three sons: David Kawānanakoa, named after himself, Edward Abnel Keliʻiahonui, named after Prince Keliʻiahonui of Kauaʻi, and Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, named after Piʻikoi's father and Kekaulike's father.[1] His sons did not use the family surname of Piʻikoi, but each son used their own personal names as their surname. David's descendants would use the name Kawānanakoa, Edward's descendants would use Keliʻiahonui, and Jonah's would use Kalanianaʻole.[5]

On October 24, 1865, Piʻikoi was convicted and sentenced for the crime of larceny in the second degree. He was later pardoned and had his civil rights restored by King Kalākaua on August 1874.[2] Piʻikoi died in October 18, 1878 at Kapaʻa, Kauaʻi.[6] His wife was granted the title of Princess and style of Her Royal Highness, in 1883 during King Kalākaua's coronation. His three sons were also granted title of Prince and style of His Highness.[7] Piʻikoi Street in Honolulu is named after him or his father; the name translate as "lofty aspirations."[8]

Family tree[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McKinzie, Edith Kawelohea (1983). Stagner, Ishmael W., ed. Hawaiian Genealogies: Extracted from Hawaiian Language Newspapers. 1. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. pp. 32–33. ISBN 0-939154-28-5. 
  2. ^ a b Kamae, Lori (1980). The Empty Throne. Honolulu: Topgallant Publishing Co. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-914916-44-4. 
  3. ^ Reed, Frances (1974). Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, 1871-1922. Honolulu: Hawaii State Library System, Centralized Processing Center. Originally published: Hilo, Hawaii: Hawaii County Library, 1962. OCLC 318062868. 
  4. ^ Hawaiʻi State Archives (2006). "Piikoi marriage record". Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ Hawaii. Supreme Court (1919). Hawaiian Reports: Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the Territory of Hawaii. 24. Honolulu: Honolulu Star-Bulletin. p. 413. 
  6. ^ "Kekahi Pua Alii i make". Ko Hawaii Pae Aina. November 2, 1878. 
  7. ^ Linnea, Sharon (1999). Princess Kaʻiulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Young Readers. pp. 38–39. ISBN 978-0-8028-5088-1. 
  8. ^ Pukui, Mary Kawena; Elbert, Samuel H.; Mookini, Esther T. (1974). Place Names of Hawaii. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. p. 184. ISBN 978-0-8248-0524-1.