Samuel Mahuka Spencer

Brief Life History of Samuel Mahuka

When Samuel Mahuka Spencer was born on 18 July 1874, in Waikoloa, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States, his father, Ashford Sydney "Kaipo" Spencer, was 27 and his mother, Ana Puakalehua Auwae, was 23. He married Alice Kehaulani Leleo Kinimaka on 5 July 1895, in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hilo District, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States in 1920 and Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States in 1930. He died on 28 February 1960, in Honokaa, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Mahuka Spencer
1874–1960
Alice Kehaulani Leleo Kinimaka
1875–1922
Marriage: 5 July 1895
Janet Kekaikuihala Spencer
1896–1957
Samuel Harry Kaohuokalani Paalua Spencer
1898–1927
Alice Pearl Kealohilani Spencer
1903–1985
Edith Keolaokalani Spencer
1906–1947
John Kinohou Spencer
1918–1985

Sources (28)

  • Samuel M Spencer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Samuel William Spencer, "Hawaii, Births and Baptisms, 1843-1909"
  • Samuel Mahuka Spencer, "Hawaii, Marriages, 1826-1954"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

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

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Dedicated Public Servant

Samuel Mahuka Spencer had a long career as a public servant in the Territorial Land Office, as Deputy Clerk of Hawaii (Island), and later was elected County Auditor, serving from 1916-1923. He was el …

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