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Violet Helen CAPELL [1904-1980]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Capell
Given: 
Violet Helen
Birth
Date: 
1904-10-18
Birthplace (town, state): 
Victoria
Death
Date: 
1980-07-16

In 1920 Violet Capell became the first full time ballet teacher in Hong Kong. At the beginning all her stduents were westerners but by 1937 about half of her students were Asians 

Source: Developing Dance Education in Hong Kong and the Mainland China by Pearl Chan 2011 

Mentioned in Betty Steel's Diary - impressions of an upbringing in 1920s Hong Kong

Birthplace (country): 

Ana Joaquina Maria REED (née D'ALMADA E CASTRO, aka Belle) [1909-2000]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Reed
Given: 
Ana Joaquina Maria
Maiden: 
D'Almada e Castro
Alias / nickname: 
Belle
Birth
Date: 
1909-04-29
Death
Date: 
2000-03-06
Cause of death: 
Natural Causes

Ana Joaquina Maria D'Almada e Castro married Wilfred "Willie" Alexander Reed on August 21, 1939 at Rosary Church, Kowloon, and had one daughter, Angela, who was born in Macau.  Willie passed away on March 20, 1971 in Hong Kong at age 65.  Belle, as she was known, passed away on March 6, 2000 in Seattle, just a month short of her 91st birthday.  Angela resides in Kirkland, Washington.

Birthplace (country): 
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Francisco Xavier D'ALMADA E CASTRO (aka "Chico") [1869-1939]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
D'Almada e Castro
Given: 
Francisco Xavier
Alias / nickname: 
"Chico"
Birth
Date: 
1869-01-18
Death
Date: 
1939-02-22

“OBITUARY

F. Xavier D’Almada e Castro Dead

Birthplace (country): 

Alexander Robert STANFORD [c.1873-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Stanford
Given: 
Alexander Robert
Birth
Date: 
c.1873-01-01 (Year is approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

Eliza Agnes STANFORD (aka Louisa; Louisa Eliza; Eliza Agnes Hannah Maud Davidson) [1874-1944]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Stanford
Given: 
Eliza Agnes
Alias / nickname: 
Louisa; Louisa Eliza; Eliza Agnes Hannah Maud Davidson
Birth
Date: 
1874-11-10
Death
Date: 
1944-03-31
Birthplace (country): 

Eleanora Maria STANFORD [1871-1872]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Stanford
Given: 
Eleanora Maria
Birth
Date: 
1871-08-14
Death
Date: 
1872-06-24

"DEATH

6.30 A.M., 24th June, 1872, the beloved daughter of BENJAMIN and ELIZA STANFORD, aged 10 months and 10 days. Funeral will take place this evening."

Birthplace (country): 

Evelyn Mary ANDREWS (née MURRAY) [1905-1947]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Andrews
Given: 
Evelyn Mary
Maiden: 
Murray
Birth
Date: 
1905-10-01
Death
Date: 
1947-11-04
Birthplace (country): 

Amaro John REED [1865-1936]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Reed
Given: 
Amaro John
Birth
Date: 
1865-01-15
Death
Date: 
1936-01-31
Birthplace (country): 

Robert Cyril REED [1903-1969]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Reed
Given: 
Robert Cyril
Birth
Date: 
1903-03-18
Death
Date: 
1969-10-04
Other
Other reference: 
Shamshuipo

The above details on the birth and death dates of Robert Cyril Reed, uncle of Angela Niles, were supplied by eurasion_david, who kindly copied his obituary from the SCMP:

"EX-TEACHER DIES

Mr. Robert Cyril Reed, a long-time resident, died on Saturday. He was 66.

Mr Reed was a teacher at the Moral Training School in Kowloon Tong.

He was a keen follower of hockey, cricket and lawn bowls.

Birthplace (country): 

Sau-king YEUNG (aka 楊秀瓊, Yvonne TAN, YANG Xiuqiong) [1919-1982]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Yeung
Given: 
Sau-king
Alias / nickname: 
楊秀瓊, Yvonne TAN, YANG Xiuqiong
Birth
Date: 
1919-04-25
Birthplace (town, state): 
Tai Hang
Death
Date: 
1982-10-10
Cause of death: 
Fell from ladder at home

Yeung Sau-king (nicknamed "Mermaid") was a famous Hong Kong swimmer and Olympian who was active in the 1930s. She represented Hong Kong in two Chinese National Games (1933, 1935), and represented China in the 1934 Far Eastern Championship Games and 1936 Olympic Games. She broke multiple swimming records of Hong Kong, China and the Far East. She was a secret agent for China in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong, and became a leader in life saving in the 1960s. There is a lot of false information about her on the internet based on untrue reports in 1940s tabloids.

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