William Henry Latimer was born in St Paul, Minnesota, USA on 2 April 1889. His family moved to Canada and he attended school there. He studied law at Osgoode Hall in Toronto and was called to the bar in 1914. While in school he was active in a militia unit originally called the 9th Mississauga Horse, changing to the 15th LH, before becoming the 124BN in WW1. William joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and saw service as an officer in France. <Read more ...>
Am looking for any information on Francis Parkman Knight (1831-1880), an American Consulate officer stationed in Newchwang, China in 1862 and died in Shanghai. I am trying to determine if he is the father of Yuk-Hing Lai (1870-1945), the 2nd wife of Sir Ho Kai (1859-1914).
He had a son named Kennitt Stephen Knight.
Kennitt had a son name Thomas Leonard Knight.
Thomas had a son named David Francis Knight (1933- ) born in HK, interned there during WWII. <Read more ...>
Ernest Hemingway, a nobel-winning writer and novelist, stayed in Hong Kong in February-March 1941 and was back again in May. He was with his then wife the journalist Martha Gellhorn, who he was accompanying on an assignment to cover the Sino-Japanese War. It's possible that he was also a Soviet agent at this time. <Read more ...>