Sarah Theresa McCorriston, 1868-1924

Sarah Theresa McCorriston, date unknown.

Sarah Theresa McCorriston (September 30, 1868-April 27, 1924) was a part-Hawaiian pioneer of the Island of Molokai born during the reign of King Kamehameha V.

Sarah Theresa McCorriston, known as “Sallie,” was born in Pearl City (likely Waiawa), Oʻahu, Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, on September 30, 1868, to Daniel McCorriston (1840-1927) and Anna McColgan (c.1851-1907). [1] [2] [3] [4]

In 1873, when Sallie was about five, she and her family moved to Kamalō, Molokai, where her father was engaged in sugar cane farming and, later, ranching. She lived at the McCorriston homestead with her parents, siblings, cousins, and aunt and uncle. [5] [6]

On July 23, 1894, Sallie married Edward Vincent Dunn (1869-1938) at the Catholic Church in Honolulu, Oʻahu, now known as the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. [7] They had eleven children, ten of whom lived to adulthood:

  1. Daughter Carolyn Lillian Dunn (1895-1984), known as “Carrie,” was born in Honolulu, Oʻahu, on September 30, 1895, married James Hood (1891-1929) in Honolulu, Oʻahu, on August 23, 1923, and died in Kailua, Oʻahu, on October 18, 1984

  2. Daughter Mae Edith Dunn (1897-1989) was born in Honolulu, Oʻahu, on May 2, 1897, married Roger Thomas “Tim” Atcherley (1904-1968) in January 1926, and died in Honolulu, Oʻahu, on May 15, 1989

  3. Son George Emmet Dunn (1899-1953), known as “Sonny", was born in Kamalō, Molokai, on February 28, 1899, and died in Honolulu, Oʻahu, on December 7, 1953

  4. Son Daniel William Dunn (1900-1954), known as “Danny,” was born in Kamalō, Molokai, on April 4, 1900, and died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on July 7, 1954

  5. Daughter Eva McCorriston Dunn (1901-1962) was born in Honolulu, Oʻahu, on July 30, 1901, married James Macklin Hill (1899-1978) in Kamalō, Molokai on August 22, 1925, and died in Sacramento, California, on July 14, 1962

  6. Daughter Thelma Annie Dunn (1905-1924) was born on Molokai on March 24, 1905, and died in Lahaina, Maui, on September 18, 1924

  7. Daughter Kathryn Vera Dunn (1907-1987), known as “Billie,” was born in Honolulu, Oʻahu, on January 23, 1907, and died in Aiea, Oʻahu, on January 31, 1987

  8. Daughter Margaret Elizabeth Dunn (1907-1987), known as “Koni,” was born in Honolulu, Oʻahu, on January 23, 1907, and died in Honolulu, Oʻahu, on September 14, 1987

  9. Daughter Alice Antoinette Dunn (1910-1999) was born in Honolulu, Oʻahu, on November 5, 1910, married 1st Willard John Conley (1899-1957) in Kaunakakai, Molokai, on October 22, 1932, married 2nd to the same in Honolulu, Oʻahu, on June 5, 1935, and died in Pearl City, Oʻahu, on March 26, 1999

  10. Daughter Harriet Sarah Dunn (1913-1999), known as “Hattie,” was born in Kamalō, Molokai, on January 29, 1913, married Clifford Libert Hansmann (1909-1999) in Honolulu, Oʻahu, on April 29, 1933, and died in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, on July 5, 1999

Sallie died at the Kula Sanatorium, most likely of tuberculosis, in Kula, Maui, Territory of Hawaiʻi, on April 27, 1924. She is buried in the St. Joseph Church Cemetery in Kamalō, Molokai. [1] [8] [9]


References:

  1. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 February 2019), memorial page for Sarah Theresa Dunn (3 Sep 1868–27 Apr 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113443005, citing Saint Joseph Church Cemetery, Kamalo, Maui County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Sherry SH (contributor 48127093).

  2. “Mrs. Sarah Dunn Dead,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin, April 28, 1924, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/19371525/honolulu_starbulletin/?xid=637.

  3. “Legal Notice,” The Honolulu Advertiser, July 21, 1966, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27911582/sarah_mccorriston_proof_of_nickname/.

  4. “Mrs. Edward V. Dunn,” The Honolulu Advertiser, April 29, 1924, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/19371545/the_honolulu_advertiser/?xid=637.

  5. “Dan McCorriston, Molokai Kamaaina; Taken by Death,” The Honolulu Advertiser, March 20, 1927, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/26254838/daniel_mccorriston_obituary_1927/.

  6. McElroy, Windy, Steve Eminger, and Mina Elison, “FINAL—Archaeological Inventory Survey of TMK: (2) 5-5-001:007 (por.) and :026 (por.), Keoneku‘ino Ahupua‘a, Kona District, Island of Moloka‘i” (consultation, Keala Pono Archaeological Consulting, 2013), 35, http://www.academia.edu/9641964/Archaeological_Inventory_Survey_of_TMK_2_5-5-_001_007_por._and_026_por._Keonek%C5%ABino_Ahupuaa_Kona_District_Island_of_Molokai."

  7. “Local brevities.,” The Honolulu Advertiser, July 24, 1894, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/19524462/marriage_announcement_ofedward_dunn_and/?xid=637

  8. “Mrs. Dunn Dies,” The Honolulu Advertiser, April 20, 1924, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/19524654/death_notice_of_mrs_edward_dunn_sarah/.

  9. “Mrs. Dunn Dies Sunday,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin, April 30, 1924, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27910676/sarah_mccorriston_death_1924/.


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