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Milo Vanek

Milo Vanek was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He served in the Army in Hawaii at Schofield Barracks. After the war, he was a member of the Territorial War Memorial Commission.   Advertisements

Preparedness and Navy Support During the War

When the U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Germany, The Hawaii Chapter of the Women’s Section of the Navy League was organized in Honolulu in 1915 and 1916 with a membership of more than one thousand, from all parts of the territory, as part of the preparedness movement which spread over the country in those […]

People Who Served on the War Memorial Committee

Editors Note: One of the greatest pieces of folklore in Hawaii today involves how the people of Hawaii came up for the concept to honor the men and women of Hawaii. One theory by a person who served on the Kapiolani Park Preservation Society at one point, claims the pool theme of the memorial was […]

Mrs. Ygloria

Mrs. Ygloria, wife of a pastor at Ewa,  served as volunteer interpreter at the Y.W.C.A. hostess house set up across from Fort Armstrong, where Hawaii’s National Guard was being mobilized in 1918. Mrs. W. F. Frear, president of the Y. W. C. A., explained how the inspiration for the hostess houses came from a visit to […]

Miss Etta B. Agee

Miss Etta B. Agee was a volunteer hostess at the Y.W.C.A. hostess house set up across from Fort Armstrong, where Hawaii’s National Guard was being mobilized in 1918. Mrs. W. F. Frear, president of the Y. W. C. A., explained how the inspiration for the hostess houses came from a visit to Fort Armstrong, “Scores […]

Miss Alice Hastings

DEPARTMENT OF CIVILIAN RELIEF cared for families in Hawaii made destitute by losses in the war. Miss Alice Hastings became territorial secretary in October, 1919, and upon the resignation of Judge Whitney, she was made director of civilian relief.  (Page 161, Kuykendall)

Gideon Potter

By Jill Byus Radke Gideon Potter was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 18, 1897 to Alexander and Margaret Potter. Alexander Potter moved his family to Hawaii around 1901. Initially, Alexander worked as a gardener on a pineapple plantation in the ewa district. By 1920, he was a gardener at Moanalua Gardens working for SM Damon. […]