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      Marciano/Feliciano Bello of Hawaii (grduncle of State Senator Lorraine Rodero Inouye of Hawaii)


      Valentin Cortez Hamlin of North Carolina (grdfather of U.S. Congressman Robert Scott of Virginia)


     Juan Pelisado Kihano of Hawaii (grdfather of State House Speaker Daniel Kihano of Hawaii)




Marciano or Feliciano Bello

 one of the original 15 Pilipino sakadas in Hawaii

#1 Source: Hawaii WW1 Draft Registration dated 7/31/1917 for a Marciano Bello (written above the name--“Feliciano”) born 1/7/1892 Candon Ilocos Sur Philippine; laborer  Paauilo Plantation  “Malayan” Hawaii, Hawaii  dependents father, wife, 2 children

#2 Source: Social Security Death Index listed a Feliciano Bello born 11/21/1887; died 12/1977

Hilo Hawaii

#3 Source: Albert F. Judd letter dated 8/23/1937 to B. H. Wells Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Assn.listed a Marciano Bello, 28y (born est 1878-M.E.E.) as one of the 15 Filipinos he brought (“secrecy had been enjoined”) w/ him on Dec 20 1906 via S.S. Doric

#4 Source: 1910 Kau Hawai, Hawaii Census: listed a Philisiano Billio, Single; 21y (born est 1889) birthplace: Philippines, year of immigration:1907; Spanish-speaking; field work sugar plantation

#5 Source: 1920 South Hilo Hawaii, Hawaii Census listed a Feliciano Bilio, 34y (born est. 1887); birthplace: Philippines; wife Carmelia born Puerto Rico; (3) Daughters Laura; Sophia; female name not legible;

#6 Source 1930 census Hilo Hawaii listed a Feliciano Bello, 39y (born est. 1891) birthplace:Philippines; laborer @ a sugar farm; wife: Carmella, 38y born Puerto Rico children (all  born in Hawaii): Sophia, 13y; David, 9y; Eleanor,7y; Stanley, 3y; Rosa, 3y; Harold, less than 1y



Feliciano,AKA Marciano,Marcelino
Arrived in Honolulu on 12/20/1906 as one of the 15 Ilokano sakadas recruited to work @ Olaa Plantation Hawaii, Hawaii(see notes for Simplicio Gironella for additinal info).
According to Ms. Belinda Aquino, Feliciano came from Candon Ilocos Sur and had remained in the Big Island of Hawaii to raise a family.
One of his grdniece- Sen Lorraine Rodero Inouye became the 1st woman of Filipino ancestry to become mayor of the Big Island & was later elected to the  Hawaii State Senate.
On the marble slab @ the base of Dr. Fred Soriano's sculpture are 15 name of the original sacadas. but the first name, Marciano Bello, was really Feliciano Bello,17 yrs old & too young for a work permit.Feliciano adopted another man's identity and had "Marciano" tattooed on his arm, according to Dr. Soriano.
Additional notes:Social Security Death index listed a Feliciano Bello SSN # 576-26-8017 born Nov 2, 1887;died Dec 1977; Social Security # obtained in Hawaii; last benefit address-96720 (Zip Code) Hilo Hawaii, Hawaii"-researcher Maria Elizabeth Embry Antioch California 3/18/2006





Valentin Cortez "Val" Hamlin born 1894 in the Philippines; died in 1945 Wake North Carolina; listed in the WW1 Draft Reg Wake North Carolina Valentin was adopted & provided good education by Cpt Hamlin. Valentin became a pharmacist & maried Amelia R.oberts. Valentin was also also listed in the 1910 Wake NC Census. Other listing: California & passenger Crew List Valentin Cortez w/ J.E. Hamlin

Valentin & Amelia are the parents of Mae Hamlin >>mother of Cong. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Virginia Rep to U.S. Congress, since 1992



More on Amelia Roberts: born 11/27/1893; died 3/1981 Newport News Virginia Sources: Social Security Death Index; 1920 Wake N.C. Census

More on Mae Hamlin born 1921 Raleigh North Carolina; married Dr. Charles Waldo Scott, 4 children; education: Fisk University B.A. 1940; School of Graduate Studies, Education 1944; H.S. Science teacher Newport News Public School

More on Dr. Charles Waldo Scott born 1915; died 1993, a general surgeon & civil rights activist who figured prominently in the Cypress v Newport News Hospital Association, lawsuit that involved Dr. George Cypress, a pediatrician. Dr. Samuel, Standard professor of Clinical surgery NY University & Bellevue Medical Center stated that Dr. Scott surgical technique was nearly flawless. The Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit forced the hospital to grant privileges to Dr. Cypress & Dr. Scott & ruled not only that all qualified physicians should be granted staff privileges, but all patients should be assigned a bed on the basis of their medical and surgical needs, not the color of their skin. Dr Charles Waldo Scott died in 1993, but his name is truly alive in the non profit C. Waldo Scott Center for H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Emerge) located in Newport News Virginia

More on Cpt James E. Hamlin:

James E. Hamlin born Raleigh, NC Cpt Co B, 3rd NC, Volunteers & Co A, 48th US Volunteer Inf Phil American War  served San Fernando, Luzon 1899-1901 Source: Anthony Powell   e-mail 10/20/2008 response to inquiry sent by M.E. Embry

Hamlin Drug Store 126 E. Hargett St. Raleigh, NC 

est.1907 by Cpt James Hamlin, who served in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. The store's original location is now occupied by the Mechanics & Farmers Bank. Then located on the first floor of the Lightner Arcade, the soda fountain was a gathering place for young people on Sundays. Hamlin's adopted son Val Cortez began three generations of pharmacists. Source: Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau 421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1505, Raleigh, NC 27601

Hamlin Drug Company…the pharmacy is a fixture in downtown Raleigh and has been for 100 years. The oldest African-American owned pharmacy in North Carolina and one of a shrinking number of independent pharmacies in the United States, Hamlin Drug has survived and prospered despite segregation, desegregation, pressures from insurance companies and the proliferation of corporate pharmacy chains…Actor and author Hill Harper of "CSI: NY" fame spoke at the recent Hamlin Community Health Expo. He recalled memories of his grandfather's pharmacy, which had a soda fountain and diner. His grandfather's pharmacy is now closed, but Harper understood the Johnson sisters' motivation and goal to celebrate all that a community pharmacy represents

(excerpt) Source online: Pam Woodyard


(excerpt) Source online: Josh Shaffer In 1904, pharmacist and Shaw University graduate J.E. Hamlin opened Peoples Drug Store on Hargett Street ….Johnson, along with Clarence Coolidge Coleman, a fellow Howard University pharmacy graduate, bought it in 1957.

Congressman Robert Cortez "Bobby" Scott born 4/30/1947 Wash D.C.son of Dr. Charles Waldo Scott & Mae Hamlin; well-respected Democrat Virginia State Rep 1978-1983; State Senator 1983-1993; U.S. House Congressman 1993-present; also served in the Massachusetts National Guard.& U.S. Army Reserve; Congressional Quarterly's Politics in America 2000 called Scott "the leading pro-Pentagon voice in the Congressional Black Caucus; education: Groton School; Harvard: undergraduate (classmate of Al Gore); Boston College Law School 1973 grad;


Juan Pelisado Kihano born 1/2/1888 Cavite; died 10/1981 Honolulu Hawaii; listed in WW1 Draft Registration Honolulu Hawaii; arr Hawaii via S.S. Persia; sakada @ Waipahu Plantation; became Luna (plantation foreman); retired in 1944; grdfather of:


State House Speaker Daniel J. “Danny” Kihano (3/16/1933-1/26/2000), the 1st Filipino-American elected State House Speaker (1987-1992) son of Martin Kihano, Sr (7/2/1907-2/1976) & Isabel R. (12/22/1909-6/25/1999)

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