Posted by Jerry Chin on June 05, 2003 at 11:52:46:
In Reply to: Re: Li geneology posted by Jimmy Gin on January 05, 1998 at 18:09:51:
I was born in roseburg, oregon. I had an aunt named may chin. many of my relatives live in oregon. my grandfather died in 1931. he was a rich merchant from toishan. and he traveled back and forth between china and oregon often. the story goes.... he married 3 times. my grandmother was the 3rd wife. he married her at age 58. she was 16 at the time. from my grandmother, 4 sons were born. my grandfather had a total of 13 sons. my father was number 10 son. my father once told me my aunt may chin was somehow connected to number 6 son. before the japanese came, my father left china to escape. but number 12 son stayed because of the family business was good. number 12 got stuck in 1949. my father didn't see number 12 for 30 years. in 1979, my father made the trip back and discovered his brother in misery. like you, I would like to know more of my family history.
: : I am looking for information about Li's in the Toi-shan
: : village. They came over during the 1800's to Oregon and then
: : went back to China before WWII. They escaped during the
: : Japanese invasion. My father is from Washington D.C.
: : I am also looking for Chin family from the same province.
: : My grandmother's name was May Chin. My other grandmother
: : was named San Hai Chin. I do not speak Cantonese either.
: : I would like any information about this line.
: John..can you get your Grandfather's name written in
: Chinese character form? This will help in researching your Grandfather's past.
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