following is a list of Mount Holyoke women
who traveled to Hawaii
as missionaries and teachers. The information
is taken from the data sheets available at
Mount Holyoke Archives and Special Collections.
information listed includes; names of the
women, year they married, their spouses
name, their class year (an X denotes the last
year that the student attended Mount Holyoke
but did not graduate,) ABCFM- American Board
of Commissioners for Foreign Missionaries
(The group that most of the Mount Holyoke women
were affiliated with during their missions,)
some were also affiliated with AMA- American
Missionary Association, length of stay and
location of travel if said
information was available.
Missionaries are listed in order of class year.
Class Year, Married Name, Maiden Name, First
Name, Husband's Name, DOB- Date
of Birth, DOD- Date of Death, Travel Dates,
Missionary Group Affiliation, YM- Year Married,
Locations traveled to within Hawaii and organizations
that they worked for.
1. x1841, Whittlesey,
Baldwin, Elizabeth K.,
DOB: ? DOD: 1905, Traveled to Hawaii: 1839,
Returned from Hawaii: 1853 ABCFM
YM: 1843 1- Hana
Thurston, Persis, G.,
DOB? DOD 1906, Traveled to Hawaii: 1848, Returned
from Hawaii: ? ABCFM
YM: 1847, 6 Children. POB- Honolulu, HI. 1-
3rd White child born on the Islands, 1- at
Lahaina she worked with the sailors, 3- Mr.
Taylor- Pastor at Foreign Church Honolulu
1845, Mills, Tolman, Susan L.,
DON? DOD 1912 Traveled to Hawaii: 1860, Returned
from Hawaii: 1864
YM 1848, POB Enosburgh, VT. 1- Teacher at Oahu
College 2- Husband- President of Oahu College.
Pogue, Whitney, Maria K. John
DOB ~1822 DOD 1900 Traveled to Hawaii: 1844,
Returned from Hawaii: 1882 ABCFM POB= Waiamea,
HI. 1- Chief’s School
before marriage, 2- Kona, HI. 3- Lahainaluna
(Principal from 1852-1866) 4- One of the early
1841, Rowell, Chapin, Malvina J.,
DOB? DOD 1901 Traveled to Hawaii: 1842, Returned
from Hawaii:1893 ABCFM
POB- Newport, NH. 1- Waialua, Oahu 1yr. 1-
Waiole, Kauai 2yrs. 3- Waimea, Kauai- 1- Ran
a Sunday School and Women’s prayer meetings,
2 later had a large day school and taught sewing
etc to women.
Andrews, (Bowmen), Gilson, Samantha W.,
DOB? DOD 1904 Traveled to Hawaii: 1871, Returned
from Hawaii:1874 American Board, YM- 1863 and
1887, 15 Children, 1- East Maui Seminary- Lahainaluna
2- Went to Hawaii to
assist her sister in care of her 6 children,
stayed only a short time. 3- On the death of
her sister, she returned to marry her sister’s
Goodale, Whitmore, Ellen R., Warren.
DOB? DOD 1861 YM- 1858, 2 Children.
Bigham, Elizabeth K. ABCFM
DOB 1829 DOD 1899 POB- Honolulu, Hi. Traveled
to Hawaii: 1868, Returned from Hawaii: 1880 1.
Middle name- Ka’ahumanu- was not baptized
that, but was always known by that name among
the Ali’is (Chiefs) who gave it to her
as the name of their best and favorite queen.
2. interesting letter in file- “Mount
Holyoke Missionaries to Hawaii, Micronesia,
and the Philippines” 3- 1868-1880 worked
at Kawaiahau Seminary for Girls as a teacher
and became principal in 1873.
1853, Chamberlain, Martha, A.J., DOB?
DOD 1913 POB Honolulu
Traveled to Hawaii: 1853, Returned from Hawaii: 1877
1. 1855-60 Common of Gov’t schools of Hawaii 2.
1867-8 Hilo Boys Boarding School 3. 1872-76
Independent Private School 4. Kawaiahao Girls
Seminar, 5. See sister, Maria J. (Chamberlain)
Forbes, Hi. Many times
as substitute from 1869-81. 6. taught in the
Foreign School for White Children 5. 1881-83
Assistant Principal at Kawaiahao Girls Seminary
at two different times from 1880-83. 6. City
Missionary of Central Union Church, Honolulu,
Forbes, Chamberlain, Maria J.,
DOB? DOD 1909 Traveled to Hawaii: 1853, Returned
from Hawaii:? YM- 1858, 4 children. POB Honolulu
Punahou Lahaina- teacher. 1- 1853-5 Honolulu,
Aged home- Matron Isle of Hawaii- teacher. 2.
pastorate 9yrs. 3. Kaumala fill church- Honolulu
3yrs. 4. Lahainaluna Boys School- Maui 5.
Hilo 1st Chursh Pastorate until 1880 6. Matron
Lunalilo Home for Aged and Indigent Hawaiians.
Gulick, Clark, Ann Eliza, Orramel
YM 1855, Adopted 5 Children POB- Honolulu,
-Also a missionary in Japan. 1- 1853-5 Honolulu,
teacher 2. Kauai- had a family school for girls.
3. 1864 Waialua, Oahu boarding school for girls
4. 1892 Honolulu- worked with the Japanese
in Hawaii. 5. teacher and missionary in Japan
and Hawaii. 6. wrote “Pilgrims of Hawaii” with
husband 7. Adopted several children. 8. excellent
description of work. See file: “Mount
Holyoke Missionaries to Hawaii, Micronesia,
and the Philippines”
1855, Carpenter, Helen E, 1- Maui
Seminary 1871-85. 2. Kawaiahao Seminary Honolulu,
Traveled to Hawaii: 1871, Returned from Hawaii:
1892. POB- Sturbridge MA.
C/O 1861 Perry, Martha A. 3 years in Hawaii.
AMA – missionary group
1861, Montague, Emily B. 1- 1897-9
Nurse in Honolulu. 1- 1880-1902, Matron at
Kohala Seminary for Girls in Hawaii. Traveled
to Hawaii: 1897, Returned from Hawaii: 1902.
1862 Locke, Wilson, Marry Ann, J.
Newton. YM- 1872. POB- Salisbury, NH.Traveled
to Hawaii: 1888, Returned from Hawaii:
1892. 1- East Maui Seminary.
Norton, Helen S. Traveled to Hawaii:
1880, Returned from Hawaii:1884. POB- Dexter,
Westenau Co. Michigan. 1-
Seminary for Girls in Honolulu- Principal
1872 Brown, Spooner, Mary E.,
Julius W. YM- 1894 POB- Oakham, Mass. 1-
Honolulu.Traveled to Hawaii: 1884, Returned
from Hawaii: 1891
x1877 Terry, Reamer, Cassie A., Willard
S. YM- 1890 POB- Smithville, Waynelo, Ohio.1.
Kamealineka Boys School, Hawaii. 2. Hilo Boarding
School for Boys 1890-1897. 3. Principal of
Preparatory Department at Boys school.
Babb, Emily A. POB- Oxford, MA.
Hawaiian Board- Missionary Group Wailuku,
Maui, stayed at the Alexander Home.