Harold Kainalu Long Castle
|Harold Kainalu Long Castle|
Harold Kainalu Long Castle playing polo, 1914
July 3, 1886|
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
|Died||August 19, 1967
Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii
Harold Kainalu Long Castle was born July 3, 1886 in Honolulu. Castle was the son of wealthy landowner James Bicknell Castle and Julia White, and grandson of Castle & Cooke founder Samuel Northrop Castle. In 1917, he purchased almost 10,000 acres (40 km2) of land on the windward side of the island of Oahu, in what was then the ahupuaʻa of Kailua, to start his sprawling Kaneohe Ranch.
In 1962, he set up the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, which remains the largest private foundation based in Hawaiʻi. He and his foundation have donated large amounts of land to educational and other public institutions, among them Hawaii Loa College, ʻIolani School, Castle High School, Kainalu Elementary School, Castle Medical Center, and the Mokapu peninsula land that became Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Castle Hawaii family tree
- Kaneohe Ranch
- Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
- James B. Castle High School
- Hawaii Loa College
- Kawai Nui Marsh
- "Harold K.L. Castle Foundation: About Us: Founder and History". Retrieved 2009-02-23.
- "Punahou School: Castle Foundation". Retrieved 2009-02-23.
- "Kaneohe Ranch: History: Harold K.L. Castles". Retrieved 2009-02-23.