Esther Hope Nicola

14 April 1928–6 January 2011 (Age 82)
Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

The Life of Esther Hope

When Esther Hope Nicola was born on 14 April 1928, in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, her father, Chauncey Clifford Nicola, was 30 and her mother, Helen Kapuamaeole Wise, was 27. She married Jerome Kalama on 2 August 1947. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, United States in 1930 and California, United States in 2011. She died on 6 January 2011, in Kalama'ula, Maui, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Jerome Kalama
Esther Hope Nicola
Marriage: 2 August 1947
Donna May Kalama

Spouse and Children

2 August 1947
Moloka‘i, Maui, Hawaii, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Blossom Kuulei Nicola



    Helen Betty Nicola


    Irene Ella Nicola



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 6

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Italian: from the male personal name Nicola, from Greek Nikolaos ( see Nicholas ). This was a very common Italian name in the Middle Ages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther W Nicola in household of Chauncey C Nicola, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Esther Nicola in household of Chauncey Nicola, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Esther Hope Kalama, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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