Posted by Drew Lum on January 22, 2001 at 23:01:30:
In Reply to: Lem, Lim, Lum (woods, forest) family posted by AJ Garcia on September 03, 1998 at 19:01:48:
: Any more "woods" out there? Our Lem family came originally from Low Hong Fook village, Sun Wui county, Sze Yap district, Canton (Guangdong) province, mainland China. Grandfather came to U.S. in 1894, was in San Francisco until after 1906 (lived through the earthquake), Sacramento, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and finally Tucson AZ in 1917. He was a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. Grandfather had a "first family" in China, and one son emigrated to Hawaii while another went to Hong Kong after his mother died in the 1920's during warlord incursions/famine. I have a lot of material and am willing to share, just e-mail me.
My grandmother came from guang dong as well. I'm not sure where my grandfather is from but, I know that he came over between 1935-1940 and joined the US Navy (for citizenship) in 1943. In 1947 my grandfather went to China to bring my grandmother back to the US. Her name was Chu Yim Lum (her maiden name was Fong). My grandfather's name was Donald J. Lum. He had a chinese name but I don't have it right now ... I'll look for it and submit some more postings. Please contact me directly ... I have more info.
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