Posted tagged ‘Goon Dip’

Lew Kay, China Day program Chairman

September 1, 2009

Lew Kay, the son of a pioneer Chinese merchant Lew King, was the program chairman for China Day. Kay was educated in public schools and was the first Chinese to enter the University of Washington. He graduated in 1909. In 1913 he married Rosaline L. Goon Dip, daughter of Goon Dip.

Lew Kay is on the right in the bow tie - Image Courtesy of Richard Kay

Lew Kay is on the right in the bow tie - Image Courtesy of Richard Kay

Lew King Seattle Times 1906

Lew King Seattle Times 1906

Sources: Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, Oct 16, 1913, p14; Seattle Times, Feb 25, 1906, p.17

Hsu Ping-Chen, Consul General of China at San Francisco

August 22, 2009
Hsu Ping Chen Family

Hsu Ping Chen Family

When Hsu Ping-Chen, Consul General of China at San Francisco, and his family visited, local Chinese merchants took them on a long automobile tour of the city followed by a visit of the A-Y-P grounds. His family had held public office for many generations. His wife was a prominent member of the Chinese Women’s Free-Foot Association, which was campaigning against foot-binding. Their son attends school at Berkeley, California. They dined at Yung Hung Restaurant on Washington Street. Goon Dip and other prominent Chinese made speeches. He left the next day for official duties in Victoria and will visit the Fair grounds again on his return trip to San Francisco.

Sources: Hsu Ping-Cheng [sic] file, 1909, NARA-Seattle, RG 85, Case RS2381; Oregonian, July 25, 1909 p 9, accessed from Newsbank.com; Seattle Times, August 6, 1909, p3