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MELCHER (aka Sonny Boy) [c.1917-????]

Submitted by jill on Sun, 10/22/2023 - 00:12

The actual first name of Sonny Boy Melcher has never been recorded by the Olson family, to whom he was most closely related. He was the son of Evert Melcher, resident of Shanghai and of Ellen (Nellie) Melcher, youngest daughter of the retired Swedish tavern owner, John Olson snr and his Chinese wife, Ching Ah Fung (later Ellen Olson). Sonny Boy was youngest grandchild of the elder Olsons and probably born in 1917, as his mother was still named in 1916 passenger lists as Miss E. Olson. Sonny Boy appears in Hong Kong family photos that show John Olson snr with all his grandsons.

Thomas MCCLATCHIE [1813-1885]

Submitted by eurasian_david on Sun, 12/13/2020 - 07:36

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.

VJ Day. 75 Years on.

Submitted by Bails on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 20:17

ON the anniversary of VJ Day I posted a brief article about my family who were interned in Shanghai. I have copied it below: 

75 years ago today I expect my grandparents heard the incredible news of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the Americans which brought about the end of their war. All my grandparents and their children were interned in Shanghai (in Chapei Camp) where there were 6 civilian camps.


Submitted by Kim Shamash on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 20:08

I apologise in advance if this is a misuse of this site but does anyone know of any similar forum or group for mainland China and specifically Shanghai? Failing that does anyone know any officals in the Overseas Office in Shangahi? I am trying to trace land transactions for 2 specific addresses from 1946 but for obvious reasons there does not appear to be an equivalent to the Hong Kong Land Registry. 

Many thanks,