Lee Doo, born in San Francisco on 11 November 1892, was the only child of Lee Jing and Ng Shee. His father was in the Chinese drug business. His parents went back to China in 1899 and sent Lee Doo to Chicago to live with his grandfather, Lee Sing Yin. Four years later his grandfather went back to China and Lee Doo went to live at Wa Chung Sing Company with his grandfather’s brother, Lee King.
Lee Doo registered for the draft in Chicago on 5 June 1917. He received classification certificate order #4155, serial #4469 and was classified as 1-a. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve Force as a ward room cook. He did his training at Great Lakes, Illinois then served on the ship Yantic. He went to France twice, once on the ship Lancaster. After he was honorably discharged in 1920 he moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he worked at the Mandarin Café. His father’s brother, Lee Thou (Lee Woon Fat) was living there. In February 1922 he was applying to visit his mother in China. When he returned in May 1923 he was married and had a son.
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(Ho) Chong Dink -American Born Chinese Association Certificate
(Ho) Chong Dink, also known as Ho John Sing, was born at 290 Alder Street, in Portland, Oregon about 1877. His father, Ho Wing Sing, worked for the firm of Gum Wa Yuen on Washington Street. In May 1900 Chong Dink obtained a membership certificate from the American Born Chinese Association using the name Ho John Sing. The certificate was signed by Lam John, secretary and Seid Back Jr., president.
Chong Dink lived in Astoria, Oregon in 1894 and moved to St. Louis, Missouri about 1904. He was a merchant for the Oriental Tea & Mercantile Co. in 1927
Information not included in the file: Seid Back, Jr. graduated from the University of Oregon in 1907 and is the first known Chinese American admitted to practice law in Oregon.
For more information on Seid Back, Jr. go to: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ormultno/People/BenchandBar/b-be.htm and https://storywall.osbar.org/1900-1959/