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Posted by JWC Low on August 17, 1999 at 18:36:54:

In Reply to: Chan/Smith posted by Beth Yantis on June 30, 1999 at 13:15:32:

Response:Have you searched the city directories for that particular period (1920- ) for your San's Chinese Restaurant's by address. Many city directories are on microfilm at specialized libraries (genealogy), call to see which.
SEarch the census for Columbus, OHio for 1920/1930 for the family under his name. Try area (Columbus) historical/genealogical/societies libraries for any mention of the Chinese community in Columbus.
JWC Low, Author of China Connection:Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America

I am searching for information about my grandfather San P. Chan. I have my grandparents marriage license with the following information. San P. Chan, born in Seattle, Washington, Feb. 18, 1894 or 1895, his parents are Mon or Man Chan and Gee Yee. San married Elsie Welsh Smith on Sept. 7, 1920 in Columbus, Ohio. They had one child, Betty Chan, born July 10, 1921. San was the owner or partner in a Chinese Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, located on Noth High St. He was sent back to China on family business before Betty Chan(my mother) was born and was supposedly killed there when he was hit by a train.
: Any information about San would be greatly appreciated!

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