Lydia Liliuokalani Kawānanakoa

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Lydia Liliʻuokalani Kawānanakoa
Liliuokalani Kawananakoa as a pāʻū rider (PP-34-4-029).jpg
Born July 22, 1905
Honolulu, Oahu
Died May 19, 1969(1969-05-19) (aged 63)
Honolulu, Oahu
Resting place Nuʻuanu Memorial Park
Occupation Royalty, Philanthropist
Spouse(s) William Jeremiah Ellerbrock
Charles James Brenham
Clark Lee
Charles E. Morris
Children Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa
Parent(s) David Kawānanakoa
Abigail Campbell Kawānanakoa
Centennial marker at ʻIolani Palace. Kawānanakoa is listed as founder of the Friends of ʻIolani Palace.

Helen Lydia Kamakaʻeha Liliʻuokalani Kawānanakoa (1905–1969), was a member of the House of Kawānanakoa and the second daughter of Prince David Kawānanakoa and Princess Abigail Campbell Kawānanakoa. She was known by many in the Hawaiian community as Princess Liliuokalani although she never officially held such a title.[1]

Born July 22, 1905,[1][2] Liliʻuokalani Kawānanakoa was named after Queen Liliʻuokalani. She attended a convent school in San Francisco. During her youth, she was known as the "flapper" princess and sported the then-fashionable bobbed hair.[3]

Liliʻuokalani married five times: first to Dr. William Jeremiah Ellerbrock on January 17, 1925 at Honolulu. Her second marriage was to Charles James Brenham at Niu, August 11, 1928. Her third husband was Clark Lee, and her fourth husband was Charles E. Morris. She had one daughter from her first marriage: Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa (born 1926).[4][5] She was the founder of the Kona Hawaiian Civic Club in 1952 and was the founder and First President of Friends of ʻIolani Palace 1966-1969.[6][7][8]

She died of cancer at her home in Waialae, Honolulu, on May 19, 1969. At her request, her funeral was a private ceremony with none of the pomp or displays of former Hawaiian royal funerals. She is buried at Nuʻuanu Memorial Park.[1]


  1. ^ a b c United States. Congress (1969). Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress, Volume 115, Part 10. U.S. Government Printing Office. pp. 13832–13833. 
  2. ^ "Born". Evening Bulletin. July 22, 1905. 
  3. ^ "A Lazy Princess". Toledo Weekly Blade. September 21, 1922. 
  4. ^ Kapiikauinamoku (1955). "Family of Prince David Kawananakoa Is Listed". in The Story of Hawaiian Royalty. The Honolulu Advertiser, Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ Kapiikauinamoku (1955). "Daughters of Kiwalao Flee From Kamehameha". in The Story of Hawaiian Royalty. The Honolulu Advertiser, Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ McKinzie, Edith Kawelohea (May 16, 2008). "'Iolani Palace requires respect, decorum". The Honolulu Advertise. 
  7. ^ Pang, Gordon Y. K. (April 19, 2006). "'Iolani Palace in financial straits". The Honolulu Advertise. 
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