Thelma Genevieve Parish, a.k.a. Sister Parish, was born in 1918. She descended from prominent families in the history of Hawai‘i, and shared generational ties to the ‘ili of Pu‘uloa in Honouliuli Ahupua‘a. She was educated as an anthropologist, and became a Catholic nun serving for 50 years as a teacher and school administrator with the Order of Sacred Hearts. Sister Parish was a lifelong student of history and until her passing in 2004, she was working on a manuscript of Hawaiian history. Unfortunately her work has been left incomplete.
Anaderia A. Haalelea, Levi Haalelea’s widow, leased a portion of Honouliuli Ahupua‘a and the fishery to James I. Dowsett in 1865.
The following is an assignment of lease for lands of Lihue and Waimanalo at Honouliuli from John Meek to James I. Dowsett.
Wilcox and Richards leased some grazing land at Puuloa outside of the salt works to John Meek and James I. Dowsett in 1863.
The following is an essay by a student on the history of Pearl Harbor entitled “An Essay on Acquisition of Pearl Harbor” and subtitled “Pearl Harbor. The history of its acquisition,” “Its location, appearance, and other characteristics,” and “An unorthodox view by a student.” This was published in the Independent over several issues in 1895.
Henry M. Whitney’s Tourists’ Guide Through the Hawaiian Islands  provides readers with an overview of sugar plantation development in Honouliuli and the larger ‘Ewa District in 1890. At the time of writing, the O‘ahu Railway & Land Company (OR&L Co.) had just opened with train service passing from Honolulu to the ‘Ewa Court House; remaining track routes to be laid shortly thereafter.
Grazing of small herds of cattle, and eventually larger ranching operations, began to develop in Honouliuli by the 1840s. Initially, native tenants and a few foreign residents vied for access to the land. By the 1860s, few native residents could compete, and individuals like Isaac and Daniel Montgomery, John Meek, James Dowsett, and James Campbell came to control the majority of the land in Honouliuli.
In the 1882 case of Aarona Hatton vs. Piopio, it was argued that tenants of the land have right to the fishery and to catch fish for their own use, as well as to sell. It was brought before the Intermediary Court of Oahu on May 26, Chief Justice Judd presiding.
The case comes up on appeal from the District Court of Ewa on the following agreed statement of facts:
The following is the obituary of James I. Dowsett, a.k.a. Kimo Pelekane, from the Hawaiian Gazette. Dowsett was a significant land owner in Honouliuli. The article carried several subtitles, including “Citizen passes to great beyond at advanced age,” “As a native of Honolulu, Had a most interesting career,” and “Confidant of Monarch—successful in business—Funeral.”
George Bowser, compiler and editor of The Hawaiian Kingdom Statistical and Commercial Directory and Tourists Guide , documented various statistics and places of interest throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The following excerpts from Bowser’s publication provide readers with descriptions of travel through the ‘Ewa District at the time. He describes the landscape, communities, and development in the region.