Honolulu’s Last Civilian Hanging

NOVEMBER 19, 1929

Three Kings’ ransom $10,000
Already strangled, skull chiseled in
Gill Jamieson, 10

Son of a Hawaiian Trustee;
Son of a Japanese plantation worker
Both strut, fret, and heard no more

Picked up after school at Punahou
Driven away in a cab
Only one kidnapper

Kidnapper’s jagged red stone
A nameless marker in Mo’ili’ili Cemetery
Ingachou: heap of misfortune


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