November 11, 1917 Hawaiʻi mourned the loss of our Queen Liliʻuokalani
Her Majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani of Hawaiʻi passed away at her private residence, Washington Place. The Queen had been in bad health for many months with an accelerated decline prompting physicians to announce that the end was near. At intervals throughout the night the Queen lapsed into commatose states, yet recovered. Towards morning, she would eventually laspe again from which she would never recover. She was surrounded by family.
Announcement of the Her Majesty's passing was made at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning. In the official statement it was said that the end came peacefully.
The Tolling of Bells.
Queen Liliʻuokalani's death was announced to the people with the tolling of bells heard from Saint Andrews Cathedral and echoed by Kawaiahaʻo Church while flags were lowered to half-mast.
Lying In State.
Her Majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani's body would lie in state in Kawaiahaʻo Church, until it was time to be transported to the Throne Room of ʻIolani Palace for the funeral service. For the funeral of a Hawaiian monarch, ancient customs were observed and all the pomp and circumstance revived.
She was born September 2, 1838