2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2019 1:09 PM by Christy Bonnett

    1913 Hawaii court and prison records

    Christy Bonnett Newbie

      Would you please let me know where I can find court & prison records from Hawaii 1913 for Jesse C Steele (aliases Jesse W Clark & James C Steele)? He was found guilty of bigamy on approx Jan 29 1913 and sent to Oahu prison for 6 mos (per Hawaii newspaper articles). Section 21.13, Records of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii and for its Predecessors, the Territory of Hawaii (1900-1959), have textual records in San Francisco of Minutes 1900-59, Docket books, 1900-62, Case files, 1900-68, Judgments and decrees 1900-25 etc. The Territory of Hawaii did not have a bigamy law in 1913 so they brought in a Federal District Attorney to prosecute and a Federal District Judge sentenced him. Thank you! - Christy