Edward C. McCorriston (February 19, 1872-December 26, 1945) was a rancher and judge on the Island of Molokai born during the reign of King Kamehameha V.Read more
Among the challenges of researching and writing about the McCorriston family in Hawaiʻi, one is that there were two Daniel McCorristons in the Kingdom at the same time. This week’s post attempts to tease out and separate the facts as they pertain to each man.Read more
The wife of Daniel McCorriston (1840-1927) was, up until recently, known to her descendants as Annie Nelson. Born in the Hawaiian Islands in about 1851, she was the mother of ten children and known within her community for her kindness and generosity.
But who was she? From where did she come?Read more
The McCorriston name begins to die out in the third generations, as there are fewer male descendants than female. The McCorristons of Molokai find themselves leaving Oʻahu for the Big Island, for California, and to return to Molokai.Read more
Over the years, the women of the McCorriston family have supported the Daughters of Hawaiʻi, a philanthropic society organized “to perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawaiʻi and of historic facts, and to preserve the nomenclature and correct pronunciation of the Hawaiian language.”Read more