Ellen Carter

25 January 1870–8 November 1931 (Age 61)
Kau, Hawai'i, Kingdom of Hawaii

The Life of Ellen

When Ellen Carter was born on 25 January 1870, in Kau, Hawai'i, Kingdom of Hawaii, her father, Alfred Wellington Carter, was 28 and her mother, Hannah Keawemauhili Purdy, was 37. She married Hugh Kaleihalaopuna Montgomery about 1887, in Honolua, Maui, Hawaii Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 8 November 1931, in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Kaleihalaopuna Montgomery
Ellen Carter
Marriage: about 1887
Eddie Montgomery
Jennie Victoria Koolau Montgomery
Manuel Kaeha
Benjamin Montgomery Ka-ne

Spouse and Children

about 1887
Honolua, Maui, Hawaii Territory, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Age 6

Commerce in Ka'u was sugar lead by Hawaiian Agriculture Co & Hutchinson Sugar Plantation Co. Hawaiian Agriculture Co. est.1876 did not produce sugar cane until 1880. Known as Pahala Plantation, legally corporation was filed as the Hawaiian Agricultural Co. Employed locals including immigrants. Corporate housing projects built added to community of Pahala. The Hutchinson Sugar Plantation Co est.1868. Plantation renamed Naalehu Sugar Plantation. After Hutchinson's death in 1873 renamed Hutchinson Sugar Plantation. Company purchased Hilea Sugar Plantation 1890. 1910-purchased by C. Brewer & Co. Company employed locals including immigrants. Corporate housing projects added to community of Na'alehu. 1972-Hawaiian Agricultural Co. merged with Hutchinson Sugar Plantation Co. renamed Kau Sugar Co, now only sugar plantation in Ka'u. Sugar cane era came to end as Ka'u Sugar Co closed in 1996. Interest in growing coffee surged. Many of Ka'u Sugar Co staff given option to acquire land lease in 5 acre increments.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, Middle English cartere, from an agent derivative of Middle English cart(e) or from Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, a derivative of Old French caret ( see Cartier ). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’, which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt, both of which, like the Late Latin word, were probably originally derived from Celtic.2 Northern Irish: reduced form of McCarter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

had a son

Edward Yun Loy Chang applied for a birth certificate on July 27, 1956. He stated that his father was Chau Chang and his mother was BERNICE CARTER or MRS. BECKY KANE (Ka-ne). The application is several …

Sources (3)

  • Ellen Kaneihalau in household of Benjamin Kaneihalau, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ellen Kaneihalau in household of Samuel Kaneihalau, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellen Carter Kino in entry for William Kino, "Hawaii, Death Records and Death Registers, 1841-1925"

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