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Walter Hanming CHEN [c.1896-1960]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Chen
Given: 
Walter Hanming
Birth
Date: 
c.1896-01-01 (Year is approximate)
Death
Date: 
1960-09-27

Journalist And Lawyer

 

Mr Walter Hanming Chen Is Buried At Pokfulam

Hilltop temple, Hong Kong, 1930s

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai; it also had offices in Hong Kong and Tientsin (Tianjin). One of its first directors, Mr. Willem Kien, worked in China from 1898. After HCHC was founded in 1903, he worked for the company in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 1921, he left China and worked for the head office in Rotterdam, at Diergaardelaan 36, until 1948, when the company was obtained by Internatio.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Natural rock temple, Hangzhou, 1930s

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai; it also had offices in Hong Kong and Tientsin (Tianjin). One of its first directors, Mr. Willem Kien, worked in China from 1898. After HCHC was founded in 1903, he worked for the company in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 1921, he left China and worked for the head office in Rotterdam, at Diergaardelaan 36, until 1948, when the company was obtained by Internatio.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Junks near Kennedy Town, Hong Kong Island, 1930s

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin (Tianjin), Rotterdam and London. At the start of the company, in 1903, Willem Kien (1877-1970) started to work for HCHC in Shanghai, later becoming director. In 1921 he left China and became director at the Rotterdam head office.

Courtesy Kien family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Hong Kong 1930s, Victoria harbour

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai; it also had offices in Hong Kong and Tientsin (Tianjin). One of its first directors, Mr. Willem Kien, worked in China from 1898. After HCHC was founded in 1903, he worked for the company in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 1921, he left China and worked for the head office in Rotterdam, at Diergaardelaan 36, until 1948, when the company was obtained by Internatio.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Thomas Andrew MADAR (aka Tommy) [1905-1990]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Madar
Given: 
Thomas Andrew
Alias / nickname: 
Tommy
Birth
Date: 
1905-05-21
Birthplace (town, state): 
Shanghai
Death
Date: 
c.1990-02-01 (Day is approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

Hong Kong 1930s, view over the harbour from Kowloon

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai; it also had offices in Hong Kong and Tientsin (Tianjin). One of its first directors, Mr. Willem Kien, worked in China from 1898. After HCHC was founded in 1903, he worked for the company in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 1921, he left China and worked for the head office in Rotterdam, at Diergaardelaan 36, until 1948, when the company was obtained by Internatio.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Thomas MCCLATCHIE [1813-1885]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
McClatchie
Given: 
Thomas
Birth
Date: 
1813-06-09
Death
Date: 
1885-06-04

He was the Irish curate of Midsomer Norton in Somerset Coalfield, who went to Shanghai with the Reverend George Smith (later Bishop of Victoria in Hong Kong 1849) in 1844 as one of the founders of Church Missionary Society work in China. He became a canon of St John's Cathedral in Hong Kong and later at the Holy Trinity Cathedral at Shanghai. He came with his family and served nearly forty years in China before retiring in 1882. Several of his children stayed on in China.

Birthplace (country): 

A group of Chinese men having a break, Hong Kong, ca. 1910

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). HCHC had offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin (Tianjin), Rotterdam and London. Director at the head office in Rotterdam was Willem Kien, who worked in Hong Kong and Shanghai for the firm. He made this photo.

These men look like they are taking a break to enjoy their food. The person with the large round hat could be a woman. Looking at the clothing and vegetation, it is probably spring or summer.

Courtesy Kien family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

Margery Monument Shanghai.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1907

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