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Posted by Fun Hung Fong, Jr on July 31, 2001 at 04:22:27:

In Reply to: Re: Fong surname posted by Barbara Lu-Baltazar on March 05, 1999 at 17:53:35:

: : Not necessarily, but let's compare notes. My
: : Great Grandfather, Fong Yen-Tong, came from
: : Shing-Wei county in Guandong Province and came
: : from a small village known as
: : Jok-Quan (Bamboo Place). Most of the residents
: : of Jok-Quan are Fongs or Fong descendants. There
: : were three siblings, one of which went to Cuba.
: : I plan to put up a web site in the near future.

: My maternal grandfather, Julian Fong, was from the same province. He took went to Cuba as a young boy and lived there until he came to the US in '68. I check with my mother to see if she may know of your relative. Can you give me more information? I have always been curious as to the history of the Chinese in Cuba. Looking forward to hearing from you.

My Grandfather told me that he had heard from someone in Cuba who claimed to be a relative and needed assistance getting to the states. He declined at the time, stating that he could not be sure that he was a relative. If Julian Fong came from the same village of Jok-Quan (Bamboo Place), then he may very well have been one of our lost relatives. My Grandfather is Chie Fong, who currently lives in Arkansas.

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