Aloha Lā Hānau e Kuaihelani Campbell!August 21, 2019
August 22nd marks the birthday of one of our namesakes, Abigail Kuaihelani Campbell. Born in 1859 in Lahaina, Maui to Mary Kamai Hanaike and John Maipinepine Bright, Abigail married James Campbell in 1877 at the young age of 19. Together, they had seven children. After the overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani in 1893, Kuaihelani and her husband remained staunch royalists. Kuaihelani became president of the Hui Aloha Aina o Na Wahine, alongside Emma Nawahi. The Hui Aloha Aina o Na Wahine was instrumental in gathering signatures for the anti-annexation petitions (also known as the the 1897 Kūʻē Petitions). You can see Kuaihelani’s signature on the leaves of the kalo art piece on the Reference Desk. Two years after James died in 1900, she married Samuel Parker of the Parker Ranch in Waimea, Hawaiʻi while her daughter, also named Abigail, married Prince David Kawananakoa. Kuaihelani died in 1908 after a surgery for breast cancer.
- The Story of James Campbell:
- The 1897 Petitions Protesting Annexation:
- Abigail Kuaihelani Campbell Parker Obituary: