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Reverend James Kekela

Kekela O Ka Lani

 
 
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By Denise Boose, April 19, 2014
1. Reverend James Kekela Marker
Inscription.
Born in 1824 at Mokuleia Oahu
Educated by James Hunnewell at Lahainaluna

First Hawaiian Christian Minister
Ordained at Kahuku December 21 1849

In 1853 he went as a pioneer missionary to the Marquesas Islands where for 49 years he exercised a remarkable influence against cannibalism and tribal warfare a true spiritual guide

In 1864 he was signally rewarded by
Abraham Lincoln
for rescuing an American Seaman from cannibals

Died in Honolulu November 1904
"O Ke Aloha, Oia Ka Mole O Na Mea Pono Ame Na Mea Oiaio a Pau". Love is the root of all that is good and true
Kekela

 
Location. 21° 18.25′ N, 157° 51.445′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is on Punchbowl Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 957 Punchbowl Street, 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hiram Bingham (within shouting distance of this marker); First Hawaiian Printing (within shouting
Reverend James Kekela Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2014
2. Reverend James Kekela Marker
distance of this marker); Kawaiaha'o Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Kawaiaha‘o Landmark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); King William Charles Lunalilo (about 300 feet away); King Kamehameha I (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aliiolani Hale (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Reverend James Kekela Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 19, 2014
3. Reverend James Kekela Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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