|Me, Mom and Hubby at Washington Place|
|Mom and I place leis on the graves of|
Reverend John Emerson and his wife Ursula
at the Queen Liliuokalani Church, Haliewa, Hawaii
2. I’ll never forget seeing Mom enjoy her visits with cousins and being at Washington Place. I know how excited she was when I found out that our Hawaii connection was more than myth, and was able to place Lili’uokalani in our family tree. Hearing the curators and the tour guides confirm the story made it even more real for her. We found out that her grandmother was 24 years old when she visited with the Queen in Boston. Carrie Batchelder Allen was a new bride with two small children in 1897, the year of the Queen’s visit with relatives in Massachusetts.
|Mom and I chatting with the Washington Place curator|
about Mom's grandmother meeting Queen Liliuokalani in Boston
3. At the archives I found several more letters and found some Boston relatives in Queen Lili’uokalani’s photograph albums. Some photos need identification. Such as this photo of a Mrs. William Lee. My first cousin 5 x removed, Mr. Lee, had two wives. The first wife died in 1883, and the second one he married in 1888. Which wife is this? Can anyone tell from her dress and hairstyle which wife this might be?
|labeled "Mrs. William Lee" by Sarony's, NY|
in Hawaii State Archives
Queen Liliuokalani Collections
M-93 Photograph Album 26
Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo