Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
King William Charles Lunalilo
Jan. 31, 1835 – Feb. 3, 1874
King Lunalilo died at thirty-nine years of age on February 3, 1874. He had reigned for only one year and twenty five days. Lunalilo did not name a successor to the throne. He insisted that the choice of the next monarch should rest in the hands of his people. The service for Lunalilo was conducted by the Reverend Henry Parker of Kawaiaha‘o Church and his body was temporarily taken to the Royal Mausoleum in Nu‘uanu Valley until his tomb at Kawaiaha‘o Church was ready.
One of the king’s last wishes was to be put to rest at Kaiwaia‘o Church instead of the Royal Mausoleum. Lunalilo was “the people’s choice.” They had loved
Location. 21° 18.283′ N, 157° 51.493′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is at the intersection of Punchbowl Street and South King Street, on the left when traveling south on Punchbowl Street. Touch for map. It is inside the driveway to Kaiwaia‘o Church, on the right, in front of the Lunalilo Mausoleum. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96813, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kawaiaha‘o Landmark (a few steps from this marker); Kawaiaha'o Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiram Bingham (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Kawaiaha'o Landmark (within shouting distance of this Reverend James Kekela (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Hawaiian Printing (about 600 feet away); King Kamehameha I (about 600 feet away); Aliiolani Hale (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
More about this marker. The mausoleum, on the grounds of the Kaiwaia‘o Church, was designed by Robert Lishman.
Regarding King William Charles Lunalilo. King Lunalilo died from tuberculosis while he was convalescing on Kailua Island. It is said that he had intended for Queen Emma to succeed him, but died before a formal proclamation could be made.
Also see . . . Lunalilo I, born William Charles Lunalilo. Wikipedia entry. “So great was Lunalilo’s popularity that some people in the kingdom believed that Lunalilo could have simply walked into the capital and declared himself king. Lunalilo, however, insisted that the constitution be followed. He issued the following message six days after the death of the King:
‘Whereas, It is desirable that the wishes of the Hawaiian people be consulted as to a successor to the Throne, Therefore,
(Submitted on November 23, 2008.)
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