Monthly Archives: May 2015

Family Photo – Chan Cheung-chi

 

Photo of Chan Cheung-chi family

Names of people in photo
Chin Jung Jee (Chan Cheung-Chi), photo, 1937,
Chinese Exclusion Act case files, RG 85, National Archives-Seattle, box 737, 7030/10327.

Chan Cheung-chi arrived in Seattle on August 18, 1937 on the President Jackson. His destination was Philadelphia, PA.

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Chinese Business Cards

Sample of Chinese business cards
Wong Hong King, Chinese Business Cards, Chinese Exclusion Act case files, RG 85, National Archives-Seattle, Portland Case 5001/39.

A variety of Chinese business cards included in Wong Hong King’s case file.
Qyong Yuen Long Co. Seattle, WA; Ng Gong Taxi, Vancouver, BC; Kwong Fat Lung Co., Vancouver, BC; Kwong Fat Lung Co., Seattle, WA; Olympic Cab Co., Seattle, WA; California Company, Seattle, WA; Palace Café & Grill, Seattle, WA; Wong Hing Ling, Portland, OR

1904 Birth Certificate Henry Lee

Birth Certificate for Lee Henry 1904
Lee Wing (Henry Lee), Certificate of Birth, San Francisco, CA; 29 April 1904, Chinese Exclusion Act case files, RG 85, National Archives-Seattle, Box 593, Case 7030/5483.

No. 77, Certificate of Birth, Department of Public Health, City of and County of San Francisco, State of California
Register No. 4668, Volume K, page 84
Name: Lee, Henry, sex: Male, Race: Mongolian, Date of Birth: March 29th 1904
Name of father: Lee, Charles, Name of mother [before marriage]: Mary Sullivan
Nativity of Father: China, nativity of Mother: Ireland, Occupation of parent: cook
Residence of parents: 922 Washington St., name of physician or midwife: M. G. Warley, M.D.
signed 29th day of April A.D. 1904, D. F. Ragan, M.D., Health Officer

Henry Lee was living in Chicago in 1933.

Wong Ming Bow, Buffalo, New York

Wong Ming Bow, Wong Hong Sun, Wong Hongo, Wong Hong Kew (Rose), Wong Dock How, Wong Tai You, and Wong Hang Jew (Joseph), ca. 1932, Buffalo, NY,
Wong Ming Bow, Wong Hong Sun, Wong Hongo, Wong Hong Kew (Rose), Wong Dock How, Wong Tai You, and Wong Hang Jew (Joseph), ca. 1932, Buffalo, NY, Interview Photos, Chinese Exclusion Act case files, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, National Archives-Seattle Case 7030/4947, 7030-4939-4944.

Wong Ming Bow was born in San Francisco, CA about 1875. He made several trips back to China. In 1916 he brought back his son, Wong Hong Sun. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War I, Wong Hong Sun went back to China to get married. He and his wife returned to Buffalo, NY, and lived near his father. Their five children were born in Buffalo. These family photos were taken about 1932. A file was created for each of them before their trip to China.

See the complete article on the Wong Family of Buffalo

 

 

Wong Fook On Family Portrait

Wong Cee Wong 5017/ 212 Portland
Wong Fook On family portrait, ca. 1913, Wong Cee Wong, family portrait, Exhibit A, Chinese Exclusion Act case files, RG 85, National Archives-Seattle, Portland file 5017/212.

Wong Cee Wong (Henry Hope Wong), Wong Haw Bo (Paul), Wong Loy Bo (Roy), Wong Jung Bo (James), Wong Foo Bo (Raymond), Wong Yit Ho (Ruth), and their parents: Wong Fook On (William Hope Wong) and Chun Yow.
Wong Quock Ho (Herbert) was born after the photo was taken.

Witnesses for Edward J. Ar Tick

EdwardJ Ar Tick 31323
Edward J. Ar Tick, Witnesses, 12 April 1913, Chinese Exclusion Act case files, RG 85, National Archives-Seattle, Case 31323

The original signature and addresses of the witnesses are included in the file. Another list of five people who were school mates of Edward J. Ar Tick is also included. Their names are Arthur R. Busteed, Franklin A. Cline, Frederick R. Whitcomb, George E. Winsor, and Warren G. Laughead.