Eveline (Kittie) Melita Townsend joined Kawaiahaʻo Church, where she sang in the church choir, led by then-Princess (later-Queen) Liliʻuokalani. Liliʻuokalani must have been charmed by her exuberant and fatherless choir member, for Eveline became a protégé of the princess and later an intimate friend. Eveline married Charles Burnett (CB) Wilson; the Wilsons had a son, Johnny.
CB Wilson was appointed Marshal of the Kingdom; Eveline became a lady in waiting to Lili‘uokalani. During her imprisonment, Queen Liliʻuokalani was denied any visitors other than one lady in waiting (Mrs. Eveline Wilson.) Johnny would bring newspapers hidden in flowers from the Queen’s garden; reportedly, Liliʻuokalani’s famous song Kuʻu Pua I Paoakalani was dedicated to him (it speaks of the flowers at her Waikiki home, Paoakalani.)