If anybody is interested I thought I should mention that I am taking The Hong Kong Legacy down from the web very shortly. Unfortunately it has failed to illicit any leads to my Chinese great grandmother who was known as Ching Ah Fung so I see no usefullness in leaving it there. I have posted all the pictures of that time -late 19th and early 20th Century from my family archive - on Gwulo and hope they will be of interest to some. <Read more ...>
To avoid confusion with the other John Olsons, this was the first son of John Olson snr. and my great-grandmother. Her name is given as Yau Kum on the birth certificate of my grandmother, Hannah Mabel Olson, John Olson’s second child by her. (He had changed his name from Jakobsson to Olson at the time of his son’s birth.) The gravestone inscription, which is very worn, reads “Sacred to the Memory of JOHN, infant son of J. and Y. Olson. <Read more ...>
Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos):
This is probably wrong but the picture here was always known as the Siberian Train when we were shown it many years ago.
The ladies - my grandmother Annie Louisa, aunt Ethel in middle with Uncle Charlie beside her at least, seem to have plenty of fur on! On far left is my grandfather John Olson who seems well insulated against the cold.
I do not know the other couple who do not seem to be as well wrapped up. Perhaps they were saying goodbye.