John Owen Dominis
John Owen Dominis was born March 10, 1832 at 26 Front Street in the home of Reverend Dr Andrew Yates in Schenectady, New York, son of Captain John Dominis and Mary Jones Dominis. They arrived in Honolulu Harbor in April 1837; Captain Dominis reportedly embarked on several trading voyages – he was not heard from on his trip in 1846.
Mary Jones Dominis and teenage son John Owen Dominis remained at the house but rented out rooms to maintain it. Dominis married Liliʻuokalani; she later became queen. Dominis died August 27, 1891, seven months after Liliʻuokalani took the throne. “I have often said that it pleased the Almighty Ruler of nations to take him away from me at precisely the time when I felt that I most needed his counsel and companionship.” (Liliʻuokalani)