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Nancy Hanks married Thomas Lincoln, a carpenter, June 12, 1806. The union would produce three children, Sarah, born on February 10, 1807, Abraham, born on February 12, 1809, and Thomas Jr., who died in infancy. Abraham later met and married Mary Todd, and they had four boys, only one of whom lived to maturity. Abraham won the Republican nomination for President in 1860 and was elected president. He was sworn in as the 16th President of the US on March 4, 1861. On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth.

Relatives of Abraham Lincoln, on his mother’s side (Nancy Hanks), made it to the Islands. Frederick Leslie Hanks, a New Yorker, was a sailor in the Pacific. He became active in Hawaiian affairs during the 1850s. His daughter was Charlotte Kahaloipua Hanks. Charlotte “was a prominent figure in the picturesque era of the monarchy of Hawai‘i. … On April 7, 1877, she was married to Col. Iaukea, then in the office of the chamberlain of the kingdom. … She naturally spent most of her time at court and was a lady in waiting to Queen Kapiolani. She was created a knight companion of Kapiolani and also received the Royal Order of Takovo of Serbia.” Charlotte Kahaloipua Hanks Iaukea, related to Abraham Lincoln, died November 17, 1939.

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Curtis P. ʻIaukea

No, not Curtis “Da Bull” ʻIaukea (professional wrestler in the 1960s-70s;) this story is about that guy’s great grandfather, Curtis Piʻehu ʻIaukea, born December 13,

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