Thursday, August 10, 2006
Jam Lim Wong was the younger sister of Jam Shee Chan Woon Lum
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Ruby Lum was the oldest child of Kum Yuen Lum & Jam Shee Chan Woon
Jam Shee Chan Woon was born in Sun Tong Village, Jung Seng (Zeng Cheng) district, China. She came to the US in 1911 on the SS Siberia. Mrs. KY Lum was a grocer and housewife. She and her husband had two grocery stores.
Both Jam Shee Chan Woon and Kum Yuen Lum are buried at Westover Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond County, GA.
The Lums are from Sabel, Conghua City, China
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Mr. and Mrs. KJ Chow & Mr. and Mrs. KF Wong Celebrate Mother's Day 1978
Jane Chow was the wife of Stephen Wong
Philip Wong was the oldest of the 3 sons
Uncle Philip was a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. His degree was in Industrial Management. He sold insurance in CA briefly. When he married Elaine Dang, they moved to GA and Philip became manager of the KF Wong grocery store.
They had 5 children. Elizabeth, Russell, Roger, Edith, and Valerie Wong. Each child worked alongside their father and grandparents in the store. The youngest 3 children are also graduates of GA Tech. Elizabeth & Russell graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.
Philip Wong was a dutiful son, devoted husband, and caring father. He died defending his mother & their store during an armed robbery.
KF Wong grocery was established in the 1920s
KF Wong grocery is located at 1377 Wrightsboro Road in Augusta, GA. It was a family-owned business until the twenty-first century.
Ker Fun Wong was one of the founders of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and a member of First Baptist Church.
Photo credit: Augusta Chronicle-Herald newspaper
Saturday, June 03, 2006
KF & Ruby Wong had 3 sons: Philip, Ralph, and Stephen
All 3 sons were born in Augusta, GA. During their childhood, they worked in the family grocery store KF Wong grocery. Here is a family photo of the family from my grandfather's 69th birthday party. The party was at the Richmond Hotel in Augusta, GA.
Photo: 2nd row standing left to right; Ralph Shu Guy Wong, Philip Shu Wai Wong, Stephen Shu Ming Wong.
Seated: Ker Fun Wong & Ruby Lum Wong
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Wong Lum Choi Jung. Right: Wong Gue Fun. Translation by Helen Wong & family New Zealand.
My Maternal Grandmother is buried at Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, VA. Yuen Shee entered the US via Seattle, WA in October 1919. She and her husband Fook ran the Tom Sing laundry in Richmond, VA. At different times they had laundries in Tennessee, West Virginia, and another branch in Richmond, VA. Her brother, Paul Yuen, ran another laundry in Richmond, VA.
My maternal grandfather is buried next to her. Fook Woo was born in Canton, China, Toishan County, area 3 Heung Sai Nam Kong Heung, Sai Chak Heung, Wan Chau village. Fook Woo & Yuen Shee's children included: Sun Yook(Sammy), Cleo Yook, Mae Fong, Ling Yook, Hong Yook, Yooke Kwan, and Mae Lyne. He was a laundry owner. His hobbies included: going to movies, buying a new car every year, and cooking.