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My mother Lily Wang (Leah Gershevich in Hong Kong), her brothers, Alexy, Yuri and Tony, her mother, Rufima Gershevich and grandmother, Maria Kluchnikova, came to Hong Kong from about August 1964 to April 1966 as Russian refugees from Xinjiang, China, along with many other Russian families. My family settled in a hotel off Kimberley Road. Later, they went to live in Christchurch, New Zealand, where the majority of my family still reside, although my sister and are in HK.
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The Reverend Albert Kato Reiton was an American Protestant missionary.
He married Edna Greer Reiton on November 15, 1909 and the next month they founded the South China Peniel Holiness Mission in Hong Kong. Edna Greer died in Kobe en route to the USA for medical treatment in January 1912 and in January 1913 Reiton married Rose Etta Femmer. The couple returned to Hong Kong in March to work as evangelists. In November 1914 they opened the Yaumati Peniel Misson in Kowloon. <Read more ...>
Robert Bruce Hammond was an American missionary with the China Peniel Mission, which was founded by his father-in-law the Rev. A. K. Reiton and is first wife. He went through the 1941 hostilities in Kowloon and was interned in Stanley with his wife, their daughter Edith, and the Reitons, until the American repatriation.
He wrote a memoir of his experience: Bondservants of the Japanese (1942)
Church of England Zenana Missionary Society - missionary in Fujian Province (Ciong-Bau and Kien-Ning) 1891 to 1917 and 1924-26. Spoke several Chinese dialects and translated New Testament. <Read more ...>