Helena Kalokuokamaile Wilcox

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Helena Kalokuokamaile Wilcox
Born (1917-04-13)April 13, 1917
Died September 17, 1988(1988-09-17) (aged 71)
Other names Kalokuokamaile II[1]
Spouse(s) Henry Mario Salazar
Henry Machado, Sr.
Children Henry C. Keaweikekahialiiokamoku Salazar
Paul C. Kalokuokamaile Salazar
Michael Carl Kauhiokalani Salazar
Stephen Craig Laanui Salazar
Owana Kaohelelani Mahealani-rose Salazar
Parent(s) Robert Kalanikupuapaikalaninui Keōua Wilcox
Helen Kaleipuanani Simerson Wilburton

Helena Kalokuokamaile Wilcox Salazar-Machado (April 13, 1917 – September 17, 1988) was the head of the royal family of the Kingdom of Hawaii.[2]


Helena Kalokuokamaile Wilcox was born April 13, 1917. Her father was Robert Kalanikupuapaikalaninui Keōua Wilcox (1893–1934) of the House of Kalokuokamaile, the eldest collateral branch of the House of Kamehameha.[2] Her mother was his first wife Helen Kaleipuanani Simerson Wilburton. Her father Robert Keōua was son of Theresa Owana Kaohelelani Laʻanui and her second husband Robert William Wilcox (1855–1903).

She based her claim to the Hawaiian crown on her family's descent from King Kamehameha I's eldest half-brother Kalokuokamaile, and through her great grand aunt, Elizabeth Kekaaniau Laʻanui Pratt, a dynast named by King Kamehameha III, and a student at the Royal School developed to educate royal heirs. She used the regal name Kalokuokamaile II, stating that she was Kalokuokamaile's successor.[2]

Helena was Alii Nui of the Ka Lahui Hawaii Organization from 1987 to her death.[1] She wrote a history of the Kaʻahumanu Society in 1980 titled Kaahumanu Diamond Jubilee: A Brief History.[3]


She married Henry Mario Salazar, younger son of Manuel Bernardino Salazar by his wife Maria Enriqetta de la Huerta. She married secondly Henry Machado, Sr. She had children from her first marriage.


She died on September 19, 1988 at age 71. Despite having surviving sons, she named Owana Kuhina nui and Owana's son, Noa, as Ali`i nui Kalokuokamaile III. She informed Owana's brothers that their sister and her son would succeed her.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b c Craig, Robert D. (2011). Historical Dictionary of Polynesia. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 236–237. ISBN 978-0-8108-6772-7. 
  2. ^ a b c d Dan Boylan (August 7, 1998). "Battle Royal". Midweek. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ Tachihata, Chieko; Conrad, Agnes C, eds. (2001). The Written Record of Hawaiʻi's Women: An Annotated Guide to Sources of Information in Hawaiʻi. Honolulu: Foundation for Hawaii Women's History. p. 46. 
Princess Helena Kalokuokamaile Keōua Wilcox
Born: April 13, 1917 Died: September 19, 1988
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
House of Keoua Nui
Queen Regnant of the Hawaiian Islands
1987 – September 19, 1988
Reason for succession failure:
Kingdom of Hawaii abolished in 1893
Succeeded by
Prince Kalokuokamaile III