geon, U. S. P. H. service; territor-
ial government physician; physician
Puumaile Home for care and treat-
ment pulmonary tuberculosis. Ma-
jor, Medical Corps, N. G. H. Mem-
ber Hawaiian Medical Society, F.
& A. M., Shriner.
SHAW, CHARLES RICHMOND,
business agt., Wailuku, Maui; born
Niulii, Hawaii, Jan. 13, 1884; son of
James T. and Sarah (Hussey) Shaw;
married Helen Leinaala Watson, at
Hilo, Hawaii, Aug. 24, 1914; five
children: Alma Leinaala, Helen No-
elani. Hazel Leocadia, James Thom-
as, Sarah Elizabeth. Educated St.
Louis College, Honolulu. Bookkeep-
er, Spreckelsville Store, Puunene,
Maui, 1904-06; in auditor's office,
S. P. Co., San Francisco, 1907-10;
asst. bookkeeper, S. N. Wood Co.,
San Francisco, 1910-11; bookkeeper,
Kohler and Chase, San Francisco,
1911-12; asst. bookkeeper, Hawaii
Consolidated Ry. Co.. Hilo. 1912-13;
asst. bookkeeper, Hilo Sug Co.,
1913-19; business agt., Hilo and
Wailuku, 1919 to date. Is agent
for N. Y. Life Ins. Co., Maui Rep-
resentative for J. R. Watkins Co.,
San Francisco; manager Interna-
tional Investment Co., Ltd., Maui
branch. Served as member of
board of appraisers, Hawaii Coun-
ty, 1919-20; former board of prison
inspectors, 4th Jud. Circuit.
SHEPHERD, IRWIN JAMES,
physician, Honolulu; born Lebanon,
Del., Feb. 23, 1874; son of James
Henry and Mary Jane (Jester)
Shepherd; married Logan Hocker
Warner, at LaFollette, Tenn., June
3, 1903; three children: Logan
Mary, Carolyn Warner and Eliza-
beth Morrison. Graduated Dela-
ware City high school, Delaware
College, Univ. Penn., med. dept.,
M. D., 1899; internship, U. S. M. H.
S., Stapleton, Staten Island, N. Y.,
1899-1900; phys. and surg., LaFol-
lette Coal, Iron & Ry. Co., Tenn.,
1900-1905; local surg. Southern Ry.
Co. same period; practised Wil-
mington, Del., 1905-10; was on
medical and surgical staff, Dela-
ware hospital; visiting physician
children's hospital, Wilmington.
Del.; medical referee Mutual Life
Ins. Co. of N. Y.; came to Hono-
lulu, Oct. 1910 engaging in private
practise to date and holding posi-
tion as health officer for the terri-
tory until 1912. Capt. Med. Corps,
U. S. A. Oct. 1918-Aug. 1919.
President Med. Society of Hawaii,
1917. Member Medical Club of
Philadelphia, University Club, Ho-
nolulu, Oahu Country
SHERMAN, EDWIN TAFT, min-
ister, Honolulu; born Sept. 2, 1871,
at Cleveland, Ohio; son of Charles
M. and Elizabeth (McChesney)
Sherman; married Edith Emogene
Freeman, at Pasadena, Calif., April
17, 1907; three children: Charlotte,
Harold and Eleanor. Educated
Cleveland public schools, Y. M. C.
A. college, Chicago; Hanover (Ind.)
college; Chicago Univ. English Di-
vinity school, and Chicago Theolog-
ical Seminary. Pres. Sherman Stere-
optican Co., 1905-1908; dept. secy.
Chicago Y. M. C. A., 1900-1904; or-
dained, Chicago Congregational
Assn., 1907; asst. min. 1st Cong.
Church. Pasadena, Calif., 1906;
min. First Cong. Church, Brook-
field, 111., 1907-1910: min. First
Cong. Church, Corvallis, Oreg., 1911-
1918; assoc. min. Central Union
Church, Honolulu, since Dec. 1920.
Army Y. M. C. A. secy, during
World War. Member Masonic Lodge,
Odd Fellows, Phi Delta Theta fra-
ternity. Pres. Honolulu Alumni
Chap.' of Phi Delta Theta.
SHINGLE, ROBERT WITT, finan-
cier, Honolulu: born Cheyenne,
Wyo., Aug. 10, 1876; son of John
K. and Mattie M. Shingle; married
Muriel Campbell, daughter of James
Campbell, one of Hawaii's busi-
ness pioneers, in Honolulu, 1907;
educated in public schools of Chey-
enne; entered editorial department,
Cheyenne Tribune, of which his
father was publisher; became state
house and railroad reporter, Den-
ver (Colo.) Republican, 1893-96;
came to Honolulu as city editor of
Hawaiian Star. 1896; appointed by
President Dole of the then Re-
public of Hawaii as representative
of Hawaii at Trans-Mississippi
Exposition, Omaha, Neb., 1898;
served few months on reportorial
staff, Pacific Commercial Adver-
tiser, Honolulu; joined firm of
Henry Waterhouse & Co., Ltd.,
1899, and following organization of
the Henry Waterhouse Trust Co.,
Ltd., in 1902, became its secretary;
on death of Mr. Waterhouse was
elected president. Elected Repre-
sentative to Territorial Legisla-
ture from fourth district, 1909, and
was chairman of committee on
agriculture, forestry and immigra-
tion and member finance commit-
tee; elected treasurer, City and
County of Honolulu in 1911 for
two years' term; appointed super-
visor, City and County of Hono-
lulu, by Mayor Lane, June 2, 1915
to succeed Jas. C. Quinn, deceased,
MEN OF HAWAII
JOHN I. SILVA
BIOGRAPHICAL, REFERENCE LIBRARY
serving until elected Senator to
Territorial Legislature for four
years from fourth and fifth dis-
tricts, November, 1916, and was
chosen chairman of the Ways and
Means Committee; at Republican
National Convention in Chicago,
1920, was chosen Republican Na-
tional Committeemen to represent
Hawaii for the ensuing four years.
Member of Pacific, Commercial,
Oahu Country, Outrigger, Automo-
bile, Ad and Hawaii Polo Racing
clubs, Masons, Shriners, Elks,
Knights of Pythias, Eagles and
Chiefs of Hawaii. Plays polo and
is a shooting and fishing enthu-
SHIPMAN, OLIVER TAYLOR,
tax assessor, Hilo, Hawaii; born at
Waiohinu, Kau district, Hawaii,
Dec. 15, 1857; son of William Cor-
nelius and Jane (Stobie) Shipman;
educated, Knox Academy, Gales-
burg, 111.; Williston Seminary, East
Hampton, Mass.; Amherst College,
A. B. 1879. Married Hannah Nae-
ole, at Kau, Hawaii, Nov. 5, 1893;
children: John, Frank and Jane;
married Mary K. Lo, May 7, 1908.
Attended St. Louis Law School,
Sept., 1879-Jan., 1881; manager of
lumber business, Hilo, Hawaii,
1881-85; started and is still owner
of cattle ranch, Kau, Hawaii, 1885;
deputy tax assessor, District of
Kau, Hawaii, 1889-93; county super-
visor, County of Hawaii, July 1,
1905-Jan. 1, 1911; tax assessor,
Third Division, since Dec. 15, 1914.
Member of Seaside Club, People's
Club, and B. P. O. E.
SILVA, JOHN IGNACIO, mer-
chant, Eleele, Kauai; born Ponta
Delgada, San Miguel, Azores, Por-
tugal, Oct. 15, 1868; son of Jose Ig-
nacio and Angelcia de J. (Gomes)
Silva; married Maria Martins Gou-
veia, Eleele, Dec. 5, 1903. Educated
Laupahoehoe school, .Hawaii; St.
Louis College, Honolulu. Clerk, P.
A. Dias store, Kapaau, Kohala, Ha-
waii, 1885-87; clerk, A. Enos & Co.,
Wailuku. Maui. 1887-90: salesman
Gonsalves & Co., Island of Maui,
1890-93; traveling photographer,
Gonsalves & Silva, Honolulu, 1893-
94; estab. business of Frias & Silva,
Eleele, 1894; bought out partner, Jos.
Frias, 1896; manager and proprietor
Eleele Store since 1896; postmaster
1898 to Nov. 1906, since which time
his wife has held that office; rep.
Terr, Legislature, 1907-08. Treas.
Kauai Chamber of Commerce, mem-
ber Portuguese Benevolent Society,
St. Antonio Society.
SIMMONS, EDWARD K., dist.
magistrate, Laupahoehoe, Hawaii;
born Lapahoehoe, Nov. 28, 1873;
son of John Alver and Hana
(Paele) Simmons; educated public
schools and at St. Louis College,
Honolulu; married Maria K. Ka-
manonui (deceased), at Kihalni,
Hawaii; married Annie I. Makaike,
at Honolulu, Apr. 13, 1909; six
children: Annie, Henry, Hannah
Eva, Theodore Roosevelt, Alice
Kuualoha, Victoria Kawaipuilani.
Began as machinist apprentice, Ho-
nolulu Iron Works, 1890-91; em-
ployed as engineer helper when
Ewa Mill was first put up under
contract by the Union Iron Works;
employed at Laupahoehoe Sugar
Co. mill as engineer helper, and
held similar positions later at Ha-
kalau, Pepeekeo, and again at Lau-
pahoehoe. Was captain of police.
N. Hilo, 1903-05, during which per-
iod he served for a time as acting
deputy sheriff; later served as
supt. of Laupahoehoe water works,
road overseer and police captain at
various times. Was appointed
deputy sheriff, N. Hilo. 1911. hold-
ing this position until appointed
dist. magistrate of that district,
1918, which position he now holds
under reappointment; also was
clerk to County Treasurer office.
County of Hawaii, during mobiliza-
tion of Hawaiian Infantry, 1919;
attorney at law since 1917. Vice-
pres. Papaaloa Mercantile Store,
and member board of directors;
pres. N. Hilo Improvement and So-
cial Club; Ancient Order of For-
esters, Owls, Chiefs.
SIMPSON, ALFRED MERVYN,
superintendent of Honolulu Iron
Works Co., Honolulu; born in Auck-
land, N. Z., May 12, 1883; son of
Theo. A. and Ellen F. (Empson)
Simpson; married Dorothy Podmore
at Honolulu, Aug. 30, 1918. High
school and technical education.
Served apprenticeship with Catton,
Neill & Co., 1897-1904; machine
shop foreman, same, 1904-06; mas-
ter mechanic of Hawaiian Commer-
cial & Sugar Co., Puunene, Maui,
1906-08; chief engineer Waianae
Co., 1908-17; superintendent Hono-
lulu Iron Works Co. since 1917.
Member Commercial Club, Harmo-
ny Lodge, I. O. O. F. ; Hawaiian
Lodge, No. 21, F. & A. M. ; Aloha
SIMPSON, H.STEPHENS, school
principal, Lihue, Kauai; born in
Washington, Ga., Mar. 29, 1870;
son of Franklin Troup and Mary
(Hester) Simpson; education, Ers-
kine College, Due West, S. C., grad-
MEN OF HAWAII
H. STEPHENS SIMPSON
CHARLES R. SHA \V
EDWARD K. SIMMONS
ANTHONY Y. SETO
BIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
ALFRED M. SIMPSON
ROBERT W. SMYTHE
FRANK F. STARK
HAROLD G. SPENCER
MEN OF HAWAII
WILLIAM O. SMITH
ARTHUR G. SMITH
DR. A. N. SINCLAIR
E. WESLEY SMITH
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uating 1890, and following year took
special work in biology, chemistry
and Latin at Univ. of Georgia;
married Susie Felder, in Hender-
son, Ga., Aug. 12, 1894; six chil-
dren: Emma, Mary, Joseph, Her-
bert, Allis, Hazel. Has been en-
gaged in school work entire time
since graduation. Was principal
hi^h school, Lincolnton, Ga,, 1893-
95- at Cordele, Ga., 1895-97; at
Yale, Ala., 1897-99; supt. city
schools, Phoenix, Ala., 1899-1903;
supervising principal of public
schools, Province of Leyte, Philip-
pine Islands, 1904-10. School work
in Terr. Hawaii as follows: vice-
principal, Kapaa, Kauai, 1910-11;
manual training, same, 1911-13;
principal Ewa, 1913-19; principal
Lihue grammar school, since 1919.
Member Masonic Lodge, Hawaiian
No. 21; Republican.
SINCLAIR, ARCHIBALD N.,
physician, Honolulu; born Jan. 20,
1871, in New York City, N. Y.; son
of Archibald and Mary (Mclnnes)
Sinclair, who located in New York
from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1869;
married Flora Margaret Perry at
Honolulu Jan. 1, 1900; one child.
Miriam Elinor. Educated Oahu
College (Honolulu) 1889; Glasgow
University, M. B. and C. M., 1894;
commenced professional career in
Yaxley, England, Nov., 189 l -March.
1897; city physician, Honolulu.
March I/ 1901-March, 1908; bac-
teriologist and pathologist. Board
of Health, Territory of Hawaii;
formerly director anti-tuberculosis
bureau; acting asst. surgeon.
United States Public Health Serv-
ice, 1901-19: medical superintend-
ent Leahi Home (tubercular"), Ho-
nolulu, since March 1, 1902. Is
specialist on tuberculosis. Charter
member American Association of
Immunologists Oimted to 100 mem-
bers chosen for original work) ;
Lodge No. 2, K. of P. (district dep-
uty supreme chancellor, 1900-04) ,
Hawaiian Lodge No. 1, A. F. & A.
M.; A. A. O. N. M. S. ; University
Club, Hawaii Territorial Medical
Society, American Medical Asso-
ciation; member American Con-
gress on Internal Medicine; has
contributed a number of valuable
scientific and medical articles to
leading medical journals.
SLOGGETT, HENRY DIGBY, as-
sistant manager, Grove Farm Plan-
tation, Lihue, Kauai; born in Eng-
land Sept. 18, 1876; came to live
in the United States in 188:- son
of Dr. H. C. and Annie (Ellery)
Sloggett; married Etta Wilcox,
daughter of Hon. S. AY. Wilcox of
Lihue, Kauai, June 3, 1904; five
children: Richard, Margaret, Doro-
thea, Edith and Arthur. Attended
grammar schools in various states
of the mainland, and University of
the South, Sewanee, Tenn. Worked
in the salmon industry, Puget
Sound dist., Wash., 1893; came to
Hawaii, 1896; took up plantation
work, Lihue Plantation, 1900-08;
Maui Agricultural Co., Paia, Maui,
1908-20; associated with Mr. G. N.
Wilcox on Grove Farm Plantation,
Lihue, since Sept., 1920; is mgr.,
Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hos-
pital, Kealia, Kauai; treasurer Ka-
uai Telephonic Co., secretary Lihue
Ice & Electric Power Co, Ltd.;
treas., Garden Island Publishing
Co.; and treas., Lihue Hospital.
Served as captain Co. M, 3rd Reg.
Hawaiian Infy., National Guard,
April 19, 1917. Member Pacific
Club, Honolulu; Masonic Lodge No.
472, Kahului, Maui; 32d degree
Mason and member of Aloha Tem-
ple, A. A. O. N. M. S.
SMITH, ARTHUR G., lawyer,
Honolulu; born at Tenant's Har-
bor, Maine, January 3, 1882; son
of James M. and Annie S. Smith;
educated at Colby College, Water-
ville, Me., 1900-02; Harvard Uni-
versity, A. B. 1905; Harvard Law
School, B. L. 1908; married Helen
Chase Fessenden in Boston, Mass.,
April 28, 1910. On leaving law
school, entered law offices of Myers
& Brooks, Boston, 1908-1910; with
Kinney, Ballou, Prosser & Ander-
son, Honolulu, six months; ap-
pointed deputy attorney general.
Territory of Hawaii, Nov. 1910; at-
torney general. 1918; became mem-
ber of law firm, Peters & Smith,
Honolulu, in 1918. Member Oahu
Country Club (president and direc-
tor), University Club, Outrigger
Canoe Club, American Society for
Psychical Research. Member Yes-
try of St. Andrew's Cathedral; mem-
ber board of directors and chan-
cellor of Protestant Episcopal
Church in Hawaiian Islands; vice-
chairman, board of regents, Uni-
versity of Hawaii.
SMITH, AUGUST MALUHIA,
sugar chemist, Kailua, Hawaii;
born Honolulu, Dec. 5, 1888; son of
Henry William and Mary Ann
(Weight) Schmidt; educated at
Punahou Preparatory School and
Honolulu High School. Was asst.
chemist, Ewa Plantation Co., Oahu,
1906-13; chemist Waiakea Mill Co.,
1913-18; served in Co. M, 1st Hawn.
Inf., U. S. A., at Schofield Bar-
racks, July 1918-Jan. 1919; chemist,
Kona Development Co., Kona, Ha-
MEN OF HAWAII
DR. JAMES W. SMITH
BIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
waii, since 1919. Member B. P. O.
Elks, Hilo Lodge No. 759; Hawn.
Chemist Assn., Kilauea Council,
Boy Scouts of America, and the
SMITH, ELIAS WESLEY, farm-
er and minister, Honolulu; born
Laie, Oahu, Apr. 21, 1886; son of
Joseph F. and Julina (Lambson)
Smith; married Mary H. Smith,
Dec. 15, 1910, at Salt Lake City;
three children: Eloise, Elias Wes-
ley, Donald Eugene. Attended
Utah Univ. 1902 and 1903; Latter
Day Saints College, 1904 and 1905.
In U. S. postal service, 1906; or-
dained, 1907; minister, Island of
Hawaii, 1907-09: Kauai, 1909-10;
associated with three brothers in
farming and dairying. Utah, spe-
cializing in blooded Jersey herds.
1910-14; minister, Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints in
Districts of Venice, Ocean Park,
Santa Monica. Sawtelle and Culver
City, CM., 1914-19: ordained pres.
Latter-D^y Saints, Hawn. Mission.
1919. Charter member Brentwood
Country Club. Santa Monica. Cal. :
member Southern Cal. Automobile
SMITH, JAMES WILLIAM, den-
tal surgeon. Honolulu; born in San
Jose, Calif.. Sept. 20. 1891; son of
Donald Cameron and Margaret Ann
(Scanlon) Smith; education, gram-
mar and high schools, San Jose;
took pre-medical course, Santa
Clara Univ. and graduated from
San Francisco College of Physi-
cians and Surgeons, D. D. S., 1915;
married Lillian Donnelly, in San
Francisco, July 3, 1921. Prac-
tised profession in San Francisco,
1915-17; commissioned first lieut.
U. S. Army, July 1917; discharged
Sept. 1919; began practise, Hilo,
Hawaii, Oct. 1919: moved to Ho-
nolulu. Mar. 1921; took three
months post-graduate work in Cal-
ifornia, and opened offices, Honolu-
lu, July 1921. During period in
army served at Angel Island Hosp.,
San Francisco; Camp Kearny, Cal.;
Vancouver Bks., Washington; Trip-
ler General Hospital, Honolulu.
Holds commission as captain Re-
serve Corps. Member Elks Lodge,
Psi Omega national dental frater-
nity, Union League Club of San
Francisco, past commander Hilo
Post No. 3 American Legion.
SMITH. JARED GAGE, agricul-
turist, Napoopoo, Hawaii; born in
Scottsburgh, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1866;
son of Prosper Adams and Delia
(Spencer) Smith; married Grace
Werner at Coolabah, N. S. W., May
15, 1894; children: Charles Werner
Spencer. Educated public schools,
Lincoln, Neb., University of Ne-
braska, B. Sc., 1888, M. A. 1892,
Sigma XI. Began career as asst.
agriculturist Neb. Agri. Exp. Sta.,
1888-90: traveled in Europe. Aus-
tralia, Mexico, 1890-91; Neb. State
Bd. Agr., 1892; asso. botanist Shaw
School of Botany, St. Louis, 1892-
93; bot. asst., Mo. Bot. Gardens,
St. Louis, 1893-95; U. S. Dept. Agr.,
Washington, asst. chief, Div.
Agrostology, 1895-99; asst. Div.
Bot., 1899-1900; chief, Section Seed
and Plant Introduction, 1900-01; or-
ganized Hawaii Agr. Exp. Sta ,
Honolulu, and spec. agt. in charge,
1901-08 (resigned); tobacco plant-
er, Kona, 1908-13; ed. staff P. C.
Advertiser, Honolulu, 1913-16;
prof. Agr. College, Hawaii, 1915-16;
tobacco planter. Kona, since 1917.
Member American Defense Society,
1918; Draft Board and Selective
Draft, South Kona, 1918. Has
written many agricultural bulletins
published in Washington and Ho-
SMITH, WILLIAM HENRY, law-
yer, Hilo, Hawaii: born New Ha-
ven. Conn., Feb. 20, 1866; son of
William C. and Minerva A. (Mon-
son) Smith; married Elvira M.
Richardson, in Hilo, March 1. 1904.
Educated Dickenson Academy,
Deerfield, Mass.; Amherst, A. B.,
1890; A. M., 1893. Editor Hilo
Tribune and Hawaii Herald, Hilo.
1897-1902; studied law in private
law office, Hilo, and admitted to
practise in Supreme Court of Ha-
waii, 1902; practised law, Hilo,
later going to Columbia Univ. for
special law course, 1904-06; admit-
ted to Supreme Court of United
States, 1909. Author of a mono-
graph on Polynesian languages,
published 1893; has been a com-
missioner of public instruction
since 1912; chairman local Draft
Board, Hilo, 1917-18. Member
American Bar Assn., Bar Assn. of
4th Circuit, Hawaii; University
Club, Hilo Yacht Club, K. of P.,
Phi Delta Theta, Phi Beta Kappa.
SMITH, WILLIAM OWEN, law-
yer, Honolulu; born Aug. 4, 1848,
at Koloa, Island of Kauai, Hawaii-
an Islands; son of James William
and Melicent (Knapp) Smith; mar-
ried Mary Abbey Hobron, March
23, 1876, at Honolulu; five children:
Clarence Hobron, Ethel Frances,
Pauline Melicent. Anna Katherine,
Lorrin Knapp. Educated, Rev. D.
Dole's school, Koloa, Punahou
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WILLIAM H. SMITH
BIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
School and Massachusetts Agricul-
tural College; commenced profes-
sional career in law offices of
Judge Alfred S. Hartwell; served
as sheriff of Kauai, 1870-72; sheriff
of Maui, 1872-74; appointed attor-
ney general and president Board
of Health. 1893-99; served 20 years
intermittently in Hawaiian Legisla-
ture, 1878-1912: president Bishop
Trust Co., Ltd., of Honolulu. Mem-
ber Pacific, University and Oahu
Country Clubs of Honolulu.
SMOOT, PERRY MYERS, busi-
nessman, Honolulu; born April 22,
1882, Washington, D. C.; son of
Benjamin S. and Mary G (Moore)
Smoot; married Mary C. Henry,
Washington, Nov. 29, 1905; four
children: Christy K-, Richard
Henry, John van Der Poole, Robert
Moore. Educated Washington pub-
lic schools and Columbia Univ.;
entered employ Amer. Bicycle Co.,
salesman, 1899; Pope Mfg. Co.,
1901; General Elec. Co., 1902; Natl.
Elec. Supply Co., 1904; Angier Auto
Supply Co., Boston, 1905; Goodyear
Tire & Rubber Co., 1907; mgr. Mit-
chell Auto Co., 1908; Chancellor &
Lyons Co., Pacific Coast salesman,
1912; Associated Garage, Honolulu,
1912; mgr. auto supply and tire
depts. Schuman Carriage Co., Ho-
nolulu, 1913-16; pres. Smoot &
Steinhauser, Ltd., Honolulu, 1916;
mgr. Kahuku Plantation store,
1920; manufacturers' agent, Hono-
lulu, since.. Served Naval Militia.
Natl. Guard of Hawaii; capt. U. S.
Army, serving with Infantry during
war. Member Commercial Club,
Outrigger Canoe Club, American
Legion. Lodge le Progres de 1'Oce-
anie F. & A. M. Is captain Re-
serve Corps, U. S. Army.
SMYTHE, ROBERT WILSON,
banking, Kohala, Hawaii; born in
Kilauea, Kauai, Aug. 24, 1894; son
of Harry Russel and Jennie K.
Smythe; education, public and pri-
vate schools, Kauni; was with
Maui Agricultural Co., Paia. Maui.
in various capacities from 1911
to 1918; served in U. S. Army,
1918-19; mgr. real estate dept..
Security Trust Co., of Hilo, Oct.
1919 to May 1920; appointed asst.
cashier. Peoples Bank Ltd., Hilo,
May 1920, which position now holds.
During army service held commis-
sion ns 2nd and 1st lieut. Treas-
urer, Kohala Civic League.
SOGA, YASUTARO, newspaper
publisher, Honolulu; born March
19, 1873, in Tokyo, Japan; son of
Kisaburo and Kura (Hoshina)
Soga; educated at Tokyo Phar-
macy School and English Law In-
stitute, Japan; married Sei Tan-
izawa in Japan; one son, Shigeo.
Began in the employ of a silk ex-
porting firm in Yokohama, Japan,
three years; clerk and later mana-
ger of stores operated by C. Shio-
zawa, at Waianae and Waipahu,
island of Oahu, and at Kaunaka-
kai, island of Molokai, 1896-1899;
asst. editor, Hawaii Shimpo, Ho-
nolulu, 1899-1906; editor, Yamato
Shinbun, the name of this news-
paper being changed later to Nip-
pu Jiji; became president and edi-
tor of the Nippu Jiji. As the
result of the stand taken by the
Nippu Jiji during Japanese labor-
ers' strike on the island of Oahu
in 1909 and 1910, was imprisoned
with three other Japanese leaders,
March 1910; pardoned by Gov.
Walter F. Frear, July 4, 1910; fol-
lowing the pardon returned to
Japan for a six months visit; at-
tended Panama Pacific Exposition,
San Francisco, 1915; visited Japan
in September of the same year to
see the coronation of the present
emperor; returned to Honolulu.
Feb. 1916; inaugurated the English
section of the Nippu Jiji, Jan. 1919,
the first among Japanese news-
papers outside of Japan to publish
a full page daily in the English
language. Member of Board of
Instruction, Local Boards for Divi-
sions 1 & 2, during the European
war; member of the Executive
Committee of Pan-Pacific Publicity
Council; International Publicity
Committee of the Pan-Pacific Edu-
cational Conference; member of
the Associated Press; director of
the Prince Fushimi Educational
Fund Committee. Member of Ho-
nolulu Ad Club and the Honolu-
lu Golf Club.
SOPER, JOHN HARRIS, busi-
nessman, Honolulu; born at Ply-
mouth, England, Nov. 17th, 1846;
son of Thomas Harris and Mary
(Kipling) Soper; came to U. S. in
childhood; educated Normal Uni-
versity, Bloomington, 111., 1857-61;
married Mary Wundenberg of Val-
lejo, Cal., Sept. 11, 1871; children,
John F. (deceased). Will H., Jos-
ephine M., Blanche E., Ruth C.
Was miner, prospector, farmer, and
plantation manager, 1863-84; pres.
Hawaiian News Co., Ltd., Hono-
lulu, since 1886. Marshal, Hawaiian
Kingdom, 1884-6, 1888-90; comdr.-
in-chief military forces, Provisional
Govt. of Hawaii, Jan. 17. 1893;
adj. -gen., chief of staff, 1894-1907;
retired April 2, 1907, with rank of
Brig. Gen. N. G. of Hawaii, by
authority of War Dept., Washing-
MEN OF HAWAII
WILLIAM H. SOPER
SAMUEL M. SPENCER
BIOGRAPHICAL, REFERENCE LIBRARY
ton. Is honorary vice-pres. Societe
des Sauveteurs clu Dernier adieu;
received diploma and croix Rosette,
1894. Mason, Republican. Member
Honolulu Ad Club.
SOPER, WILLIAM HENRY,mer-
chant, Honolulu; born Middletown,
Cal., June 6, 1874; son of J. H. and
Mary E. Soper; married Alice M.
Gaskell-Luce, at Honolulu, 1905.
Attended grammar schools, Honolu-
lu; Stanford Univ. 1894-97. Em-
ployed by Lewers & Cooke, Ltd.,
Honolulu, 1893; Catton, Neill & Co.,
Ltd., Honolulu, 1898-1908; with Ha-
waiian News Co. since 1908; treas-
urer and manager, 1919, to date.
Member Nat. Guard Hawaii, 1893-
94, 1897-99; 1st Hawn. Artillery,
N. G. H., 1918; served on Hono-
lulu draft board under Selective
Service Act, 1917-18. Member
Chamber of Commerce.
SPALDING, EDWARD IRWIN,
banker, retired, Honolulu; born
June 3, 1854, in Honolulu; son of
Josiah Chapman and Elizabeth
(Irwin) Spalding; married Marie
Kahler Long in Oakland, Cal., June
7, 1880; six children, Irwin, Ray-