Posted tagged ‘Vancouver BC’

Kee Sing visits from Vancouver, BC

August 24, 2009
Kee Sing, Merchant from Vancouver, BC

Kee Sing, Merchant from Vancouver, BC

Kee Sing, a silk merchant from Vancouver, B.C., applied in July 1909 to visit the AYPE in Seattle.

Kee Sing was born on 16 May 1871. He was in business in Victoria, BC from 1891 to 1900 before moving to Vancouver. His business and home were located at 617 Westminster Avenue.

His attorney, David C. Lew, wrote a letter to Mr. P. L. Prentis, Inspector in Charge, in Vancouver, advising him that Kee Sing would be visiting the Exposition

Source: Kee Sing 1909, NARA, RG 85, Case RS2319.

Yip Sang of Vancouver, B.C.

August 22, 2009
Yip Sang, mother, wife and 3 children

Yip Sang, mother, wife and 3 children

Yip Sang (Yip Chun Tien), head of the Chinese Nationalist League in Vancouver, brought his family to see the A-Y-P. Sang was one of the leading businessmen in Vancouver. He came to San Francisco from China in 1864 and worked seventeen years as dishwasher, cook, cigar maker before settling in Vancouver’s Chinatown. He became a leading businessman. After his first wife’s death, he remarried three times and had 19 sons and 4 daughters

Source: Yip Sang and family, NARA RG85, RS2396, RS2391-RS2394