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Everything tagged "WW2: repatriated 1942 Asama Maru + Gripsholm"

Albert Kato REITON [1882-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Reiton
Given: 
Albert Kato
Birth
Date: 
1882-02-07
Birthplace (town, state): 
Baldwin, Wisconsin

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.

Birthplace (country): 

Edith Irene HAMMOND [1941- ]

Status: 
Unknown
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Hammond
Given: 
Edith Irene
Birth
Date: 
c.1941-03-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong

Edith Hammond was the daughter of missionary Bob Hammond and his wife Helen. She was ten and a half months old in January 1942 when she was interned in Stanley with her parents and grandparents. She was part of the Asama Maru/Gripsholm repatriation.

Source:

Robert Hammond, Bondservants of the Japanese (1942), 1957 ed., 49

Helen HAMMOND (née REITON) [1916-2005]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Hammond
Given: 
Helen
Maiden: 
Reiton
Birth
Date: 
1916-06-12
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Death
Date: 
2005-12-14

Helen Hammond was the daughter the Rev. and Mrs. A. K. Reiton who founded the China Peniel Mission. She married missionary Bob Hammond in 1939.

She went through the 1941 hostilities in Kowloon and was interned in Stanley with her husband, their daughter Edith, and her parents, until the American repatriation.

Source:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pasadenastarnews/obituary.aspx?pid=16048889

Robert Bruce HAMMOND [1914-2002]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hammond
Given: 
Robert Bruce
Birth
Date: 
1914-03-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Death
Date: 
2002-09-02

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)

Source:

Wenzell BROWN [1911-1981]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Brown
Given: 
Wenzell
Birth
Date: 
1911-05-10
Birthplace (town, state): 
Portland, Maine
Death
Date: 
c.1981-11-01 (Month is approximate)

Wenzell Brown was a lecturer at Lingnan University. He was interned in Stanley Camp and repatriated with his fellow Americans on June 29/30, 1942.

He wrote a book, Hong Kong Aftermath (1943), which contains a partly fictionalised account of his experiences.

He became a writer of 'pulp fiction', gaining some reputation in the 1950s for his work in the 'juvenile delinquent' genre, and  publishing his only Science Fiction novel in 1975.

He was a Quaker.

Sources:

Birthplace (country): 

Don ADY [????- ]

Status: 
Living
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Ady
Given: 
Don

Frances Sinnickson BAYNES (née REILLY) [1912-2001]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Baynes
Given: 
Frances Sinnickson
Maiden: 
Reilly
Birth
Date: 
1912-03-05
Birthplace (town, state): 
New York
Death
Date: 
2001-08-01

Wife of Eric Neville Baynes.

Birthplace (country): 

Beatrice Lenola WHITHAM / HUMPHRIES (née BROUWER) [1916-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Whitham / Humphries
Given: 
Beatrice Lenola
Maiden: 
Brouwer
Birth
Date: 
1916-09-06
Birthplace (town, state): 
Muskegon, Michigan

Husband's name James Percival Whitham.

Birthplace (country): 

Herbert H. POMMERENKE [1900-1978]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Pommerenke
Given: 
Herbert H.
Birth
Date: 
c.1900-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
c.1978-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Dates of birth and death from the Biographical History at the Finding Aid to the Pommerenke family papers, online at:

http://www.history.pcusa.org/collections/findingaids/fa.cfm?record_id=193

John BECHTEL [????-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Bechtel
Given: 
John

John Bechtel was a missionary.

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