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  • Name Elizabeth KEKAANIAU (KE-KA-A-NI'AU) 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 58000E522DE5E84A8858EC033EF2FD1E1630 
    • * Elizabeth Kekaikuihala Kekaaniauokalani Kalaninuiohilaukapu
      * Elizabeth Kekaaniau Pratt (Mrs. Pratt)

      Princess Elizabeth Keka?aniau La?anui or Elizabeth Kekaikuihala Kekaaniauokalani Kalaninuiohilaukapu La?anui (September 12, 1834–December 20, 1928) was a great grandniece of Kamehameha I, being a great granddaughter of Prince Kalokuokamaile, the older brother of Kamehameha I. She was born in her family home at Waialua. She was given the name Elizabeth after her mother's adoptive mother Queen Elizabeth Ka?ahumanu and the Hawaiian name after Princess Kekaikuihala, her father's elder sister. Her full birth name was Elizabeth Kekaikuihala Kekaaniauokalani Kalaninuiohilaukapu Laanui. She was 10 years old when Kamehameha III placed her in the Chiefs' Children's School, also known as the Royal School, a select school for the children of the highest rank in the kingdom who eligible to be rulers. She was taught by missionaries Mr. and Mrs. Amos Star Cooke. Her cousins Queen Emma and Bernice Pauahi, called her Lizzie.

      Her father was High Chief Gideon Peleioholani La?anui who escaped the slaughter of Kawaihae when Keoua Kuahuula was killed. Her mother was High Chiefess Theresa Owana Kaheiheimalie Rives, a relative of Queen Ka?ahumanu and daughter of Kamehameha II's French Secretary. Through her father's first marriage to Lydia Namahana, she was the step-niece of the Queen Ka?ahumanu. Elizabeth married Frank Seaver Pratt, General Council of the Hawaiian Kingdom, in 1864. They did not have any children of their own, although they adopted her niece, Theresa Laanui, (daughter of her brother, Gideon Laanui II).

      In 1920, at the age of 86, Princess Elizabeth wrote a book, Keoua Father of Kings, a tribute to her renowned ancestor Keoua Kalanikupuapaikalaninui and his son, Kamehameha I. It was republished in 1999 by her great-great nephew, David Castro. It was republished again in 2009.

      At the death bed of King Kamehameha V, he had asked Elizabeth to be his successor. She declined at the time, as did Princess Bernice Pauahi. Princess Elizabeth was the last survivor of the Royal School. She outlived the entire House of Kal?kaua, and was the only surviving relative from the House of Kamehameha to live into the 20th century. She died at the age of 94 in Honolulu, Oahu in 1928.

      Elizabeth Kekaaniauokalani Kalaninuiohilaukapu Pratt (2009) [1920]. History of Keoua Kalanikupuapa-i-nui: father of Hawaii kings, and his descendants. T. H., republished by Kessinger Publishing. ISBN 9781104766610.
    Person ID I42067  May2018
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2010 

    Father Gideon Peleioholani LAANUI (LA'A-NUI), Gideon Peleioholani,   b. 1794, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849, La'anui Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Theresa Kaheiheimalie OWANA, Rives 
    Family ID F22115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LIVING 
    Last Modified 16 May 2018 
    Family ID F22119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S389] Ka Makaainana (newspaper) JULY 6, 1896 "Mookuauhau Ali'i: Na Iwikuamoo o Hawaii Nei Mai Kahiko Mai".

    2. [S375] Ka Makaainana (newspaper) JULY 13, 1896 "Mookuauhau Ali'i: Na Iwikuamoo o Hawaii Nei Mai Kahiko Mai".

    3. [S403] Genealogy of Keouakupuapaikalaninui.