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Eleanor Mary Aston WHITE [1936-1992]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
White
Given: 
Eleanor Mary Aston
Birth
Date: 
1936-07-30
Death
Date: 
1992-10-18
Birthplace (country): 

King Leung (Kwok-Hei) KWAN (aka Kwan Sum-Yin) [1869-1945]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Kwan
Given: 
King Leung (Kwok-Hei)
Alias / nickname: 
Kwan Sum-Yin
Birth
Date: 
1869-03-03
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Death
Date: 
c.1945-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

I am researching my grandmother's side of the family, the Kwan Yuen Cheong, family of 15.   I would like to know where the couple resided and also where the second generation (each) lived.   My great-grandmother was raised by Daniel and Mary Ayow Caldwell and educated by Lady Ball (Dyer Ball's second wife).  A lot has been written about her and her dentist husband, who worked for the LMS print shop before apprenticing under an "American missionary dentist" (Rudi Butt's blog says that would be Varnum David Collins but I cannot find his sources nor reach the author).

Birthplace (country): 

Abdul Aziz / Arthur James RUMJAHN [1904-1975]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Rumjahn
Given: 
Abdul Aziz / Arthur James
Birth
Date: 
c.1904-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1975-03-02

Notes from eurasian_david:

Abdul Aziz Rumjahn (a.k.a. Arthur James Rumjahn) (1904 Hong Kong-2nd March 1975 Hong Kong) was a distant cousin of mine. [...] He lived in Hong Kong his whole life. 

Birthplace (country): 

George Bardo TYSON (aka CHAN Kai-Ming) [1859-1919]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Tyson
Given: 
George Bardo
Alias / nickname: 
CHAN Kai-Ming
Birth
Date: 
1859-08-16
Death
Date: 
1919-12-11

Dates of birth and death from the Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography.

Admitted to Diocesan Boys School in 1870: https://gwulo.com/atom/31945

Birthplace (country): 

Alberto Jose OSMUND (aka Mano) [1899-1946]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Osmund
Given: 
Alberto Jose
Alias / nickname: 
Mano
Birth
Date: 
1899-06-23
Death
Date: 
1946-03-19

He was an Assistant at the Standard Vacuum Oil Company.

 

“Funeral

Alberto J. Osmund

Birthplace (country): 

Mary Agusta ORLEY [1878-1885]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Orley
Given: 
Mary Agusta
Birth
Date: 
1878-10-05
Death
Date: 
1885-07-18

"DEATH.

On the 18th inst., at Kowloon, MARY AGUSTA ORLEY, aged seven years, the beloved Daughter of George and Elizabeth Orley."

Birthplace (country): 

John PRETTEJOHN [1915-1988]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Prettejohn
Given: 
John
Birth
Date: 
c.1915-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Death
Date: 
c.1988-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

John Prettejohn Pte 2681 Wounded 19 Dec 1941 at Wong Nei Chong Gap.  Interned as POW at Shampshuipo, transported on Toyama Maru 1943 to Nagoya #2 Branch Camp (Narumi) working in locomotive factory.  Repatriated to HK after war.   DBS Senior Prefect 1934-35.  Reporter for SCMP to 1973.

Birthplace (country): 

Cecilia Maria Leonor BETHELL (née NORONHA) [1901-1989]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Bethell
Given: 
Cecilia Maria Leonor
Maiden: 
Noronha
Birth
Date: 
1901-04-25
Death
Date: 
1989-01-31
Birthplace (country): 

Henry Anthony SOUZA [1921-1975]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Souza
Given: 
Henry Anthony
Birth
Date: 
1921-07-12
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Death
Date: 
1975-05-08
Cause of death: 
Heart attack

-My name is Michael Souza and Henry Souza was my father.  

-He joined the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corp in 1938 and when war began, he was a member of the Field Ambulance Section of the Volunteers.  He became a POW when Hong Kong surrendered.

-He spent his time as a POW in the Shumshuipo POW camp and in April 1944, he was shipped to Japan and was incarcerated in Sendai Camp #2.  He laboured at the Iwaki Coal Mine in Yoshima until the end of the war.  

Birthplace (country): 

Douglas Haig TAYLOR [1916-1968]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Taylor
Given: 
Douglas Haig
Birth
Date: 
1916-12-02
Death
Date: 
c.1968-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

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