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Everything tagged "United States"

William Henry LATIMER [1889-1954]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Latimer
Given: 
William Henry
Birth
Date: 
1889-04-02
Birthplace (town, state): 
St Paul, Minnesota
Death
Date: 
1954-08-14
Cause of death: 
Heart

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. 

Birthplace (country): 

Hollis Powers GALE [1888-1962]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Gale
Given: 
Hollis Powers
Birth
Date: 
1888-09-30
Birthplace (town, state): 
Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermont
Death
Date: 
1962-10-24
Birthplace (country): 

Frank HARRIS [????- ]

Status: 
Unknown
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Harris
Given: 
Frank

Mr Harris was the Managing Director of Rediffusion in Hong Kong. Long-time DJ, Mr Ray Cordeiro (Uncle Ray) mentioned it was this American man who employed him (such as in this article: https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/arts-music/article/1006141/record). 

Former Rediffusion broadcaster 李平富 mentioned described Mr Harris in his book, '我的身歷聲' [Chinese; available at public libraries, call number 557.769391 4013]: 

Birthplace (country): 

Claude Ellsworth WHITE (aka Claud) [1893-1952]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
White
Given: 
Claude Ellsworth
Alias / nickname: 
Claud
Birth
Date: 
1893-05-31
Birthplace (town, state): 
Kansas City
Death
Date: 
1952-09-08

He's listed in the 1941 Jurors List:

Birthplace (country): 

Francis Parkman KNIGHT [1831-1880]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Knight
Given: 
Francis Parkman
Birth
Date: 
1831-08-21
Birthplace (town, state): 
Massachusetts
Death
Date: 
1880-11-07

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.

Birthplace (country): 

Ernest HEMINGWAY (aka 'Papa') [1899-1961]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hemingway
Given: 
Ernest
Alias / nickname: 
'Papa'
Birth
Date: 
1899-07-21
Birthplace (town, state): 
Chicago, Illinois
Death
Date: 
1961-07-02
Cause of death: 
Suicide by gunshot

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.

Birthplace (country): 

James Bridges ENDICOTT [1814-1870]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Endicott
Given: 
James Bridges
Birth
Date: 
1814-08-06
Birthplace (town, state): 
Danvers. Mass.
Death
Date: 
1870-11-05

He is buried in Happy Valley Cemetery. Patricia Lim's record:

Birthplace (country): 

Henrietta Mead PAGET [1878-1949]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Paget
Given: 
Henrietta Mead
Birth
Date: 
1878-08-27
Birthplace (town, state): 
Corona, New York
Death
Date: 
1949-11-17
Birthplace (country): 

Allston O'Driscoll GOURDIN [c.1850-1915]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Gourdin
Given: 
Allston O'Driscoll
Birth
Date: 
c.1850-01-01 (Year is approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
South Carolina
Death
Date: 
1915-09-11

His death was reported on page 4 of The China Mail, 1915-09-11:

DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN HONGKONG RESIDENT

Birthplace (country): 

Howard G. RHOADS [1900-1983]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Rhoads
Given: 
Howard G.
Birth
Date: 
1900-07-27
Birthplace (town, state): 
Philadelphia, PA
Death
Date: 
c.1983-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Edward Rhoads writes:

My father, Howard G. Rhoads, was one of the Americans interned at Stanley and then repatriated on the Gripsholm.

Birthplace (country): 

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