My mother, Jean Hanoi Wung, married Gordon Y.H. Chang.
Her Father was En Kong Wung and Mother was Alicia Ching.
I am exploring my ancestry and essentially posting things that I find here.
Seasons of light:
the history of Chinese Christian churches in Hawaii
From inside the book
2 pages matching Wung Sam Sing in this book
Wung Sam Sing
Kon Lan Hi Khi Pyan Kwong Tung China
Wong Loi Yu
Hong Kong, China
List of Plots in Waianaia Cemetery:
Waianaia Cemetery, Waianaia, N. Kohala District, Big Island of Hawaii, HI The US GenWeb Archives provide genealogical and historical data to the general public without fee or charge of any kind. It is intended that this material not be used in a commercial manner. All submissions become part of the permanent collection. Waianaia Cemetery Waianaia, N. Kohala District, County of Hawaii, HI Headstones transcribed and submitted by Geoff Stafford August 14, 2001. Both above notices must remain when copied or downloaded. [email protected] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Compiled by your genealogy volunteer, Geoff Stafford. Images available by email at: [email protected] **************************************************** * NOTE: I provide these images free of charge, by * * e-mail only. They are for genealogical purposes * * only and may not be reproduced for profit in any * * way, shape or form. One file per request. I am * * a volunteer, doing my part to help people on * * their genealogical quest. Please be patient * * while I process your request. Thank you. * **************************************************** The Waianaia Cemetery is located beside the Akoni Pule Highway (Rte. 270) near Kapaau. Drive east from Hawi, passing the Kamehameha Statue and the 24 mile marker. The cemetery is on the makai (seaward) side of the road, marked by a small stone sign. Also available: Waianaia Cemetery: 111_waianaia ================================================================================================================ NAME Birthdate Deathdate Image No. comment ================================================================================================================ Ah Sam, Joseph "Umpung" 07 May 1916 25 Sep 1996 none Akina, Clement A. 1889 1953 094_waianaia Akina, G. C. 1838 1913 123_waianaia Akina, H. Maiaka 1856 1893 095_waianaia Akina, Lucy Agnes 1889 1961 094_waianaia w/o Clement A. Akina Banks, John N. C. "Ian" 1907 1988 027_waianaia Edinburgh, Scotland Beers, Sidney L. 30 Nov 1901 30 Jul 1963 018_waianaia Bell, Wainee none none 055_waianaia Black, Alexander 1866 1929 043_waianaia Bond, Benjamin Davis 1853 1930 011_waianaia Bond, Benjamin Howell 1890 1966 009_waianaia Bond, Caroline S. 1854 1943 011_waianaia Bond, Charles Hoffman 23 Jan 1928 30 Aug 1989 008_waianaia Bond, Eben Steele 25 May 1861 10 Oct 1861 005_waianaia Bond, Elias 1813 1898 007_waianaia Bond, Ellen M. Howell 1817 1881 007_waianaia w/o Elias Bond Bond, Emma Renton 1866 1951 011_waianaia Bond, George Shepard 1844 1917 006_waianaia Bond, Hazel Hoffman 1897 1982 009_waianaia Bond, James Douglass 1899 1958 010_waianaia Bond, Julia Page 1857 1938 011_waianaia Bond, Kathryn Lyman 1898 1969 012_waianaia Bond, Kenneth Davis 1895 1965 012_waianaia Bond, Kenneth Lyman 04 Sep 1926 09 Nov 1985 013_waianaia Bond, Thomas Spencer 1849 1883 007_waianaia Brooks, Billie Darwin 24 Nov 1919 28 Dec 1991 019_waianaia M Sgt US Army WW2 Brooks, Comel Hartley 03 Jan 1920 12 Jan 1987 020_waianaia Caitano, Baby 08 Sep 1926 08 Sep 1926 054_waianaia s/o Delphine Caitano Caitano, Delphine 20 Aug 1896 04 Feb 1951 054_waianaia Caitano, Delphine Kawailani, Jr. 24 Jan 1917 16 May 1989 058_waianaia Caitano, Mary A. none none 055_waianaia Caitano, Matilda none none 055_waianaia Caitano, Susie Sau Kiam 05 Jun 1888 11 Jul 1972 053_waianaia Caitano, William 10 Dec 1927 05 Apr 1929 054_waianaia s/o Delphine Caitano Caitano, William Bell 09 Jul 1921 17 Jun 1922 054_waianaia s/o Delphine Caitano Campbell, Emily K. 18 Sep 1887 24 May 1969 078_waianaia Campbell, John 13 Mar 1884 02 May 1979 077_waianaia Ching, Len Tai 25 Mar 1922 17 Dec 1925 124_waianaia Chong, Ah Kin 03 Oct 1855 27 Oct 1949 101_waianaia Chong, Baby 30 Aug 1928 102_waianaia Chong, Hon Chin 25 Dec 1898 27 Jan 1951 079_waianaia Choy, Zeilen Chinese Chinese 103_waianaia Couttie, William 03 Jan 1894 17 Oct 1971 003_waianaia Cushnie, George 24 Oct 1916 16 Dec 1996 030_waianaia De Mercer, Daisy K. 01 Mar 1924 26 Sep 1980 056_waianaia De Mercer, Ellwood Edwin 07 Jul 1949 16 Dec 1955 069_waianaia De Mercer, Robert Alfred 27 Oct 1943 22 Oct 1980 057_waianaia HI Police Dept. shield 189 De Mercer, Rose Kapika 15 Aug 1900 08 Jan 1965 068_waianaia Ednie, Jean Herd 1907 1964 004_waianaia Hayashi, Hatsuko 05 Oct 1908 25 Feb 1989 064_waianaia Hayashi, Lois Nobuko 20 Jan 1942 15 Dec 1942 065_waianaia Hind, Katherine 16 Mar 1890 014_waianaia age: 22 yrs, 11 mos. 26 days; w/o Henry H. Renton Hooton, Barbara Leith "Healani" 28 Feb 1921 09 Jun 1973 034_waianaia Hooton, Philip D. 01 Feb 1913 28 Jan 1997 033_waianaia Maj US Army Ishii, Frank T. 31 Dec 1915 17 Dec 1995 066_waianaia Ishii, Jon 22 Jul 1951 067_waianaia Jarboe, Michelle Cecile 02 Aug 1952 25 Jun 2000 none Jeffries, John 1846 1928 040_waianaia Jeffries, Kate Vowles 1852 1929 073_waianaia Kahn, Yuen Kyau Akau 03 May 1900 30 Mar 1933 098_waianaia Kamakaholoi, D. 17 Aug 1850 20 Sep 1904 088_waianaia w/o J. C. Aiona Kawamoto, Hideo 23 Sep 1912 14 Oct 1999 048_waianaia Kayatani, Harumi 22 Mar 1922 13 Mar 2000 024_waianaia Kelii, John unknown unknown 061_waianaia Keliikipi, Herman Halemano, Jr. 31 May 1908 13 Jun 1988 none Keliikipi, Sherman 09 Dec 1950 03 Jan 1978 002_waianaia HI Police Dept Koelling (twin infants) 13 Sep 1928 047_waianaia Kon, En Kyau Wung 08 Jun 1884 22 Jul 1953 110_waianaia Kon, Yun En 02 Jul 1910 19 Aug 1929 108_waianaia d/o Yun En & Ah Sing Kon Kon, Yun Yin 15 Apr 1921 17 Feb 1924 107_waianaia Lazaro, Vernadette 16 Feb 1961 21 Oct 1970 052_waianaia Lee, Ah You 15 Jul 1875 22 Dec 1967 092_waianaia Lee, Arthur Yut Sing 06 Jul 1918 20 Nov 1997 083_waianaia Lee, Elizabeth A. 1890 14 Feb 1930 092_waianaia Lee, Elizabeth Apana 1890 1930 091_waianaia Lee, Lawrence Y. W. 09 Mar 1913 10 Jan 1971 090_waianaia Lee, Ok Cho, Mrs. 08 Jul 1930 120_waianaia Also 121_waianaia, 122_waianaia"Fusan Cho Lang Kyung Sang Namdo Korea" Husband: Pong Hak Lee, Sons: Harry Hyun Shin, daughters Pong Soon, Hannah Lincoln, Marian S. 15 Sep 1912 10 May 1991 062_waianaia Lincoln, Robert K., Sr. 26 Jul 1908 28 Dec 1978 063_waianaia Liu, Chap Sin 25 Jul 1904 13 Sep 1946 106_waianaia Liu, En Oi 1881 1935 097_waianaia Liu, Kon Shin 1861 1932 105_waianaia Luke, Betty K. Y. 09 Sep 1933 05 May 1934 100_waianaia Ma____, Donald 17 Jun ____ ___________ 045_waianaia McGirr, Elise M. 25 Nov 1924 15 Aug 1993 028_waianaia McGirr, Frederick A. 15 Aug 1946 22 Feb 1994 117_waianaia US Navy Vietnam McGirr, Patrick Brian 22 Jun 1967 25 Sep 1987 029_waianaia McLennan, Alice M. 02 Aug 1888 21 Oct 1932 038_waianaia Native of California McLennan, John A. 04 Nov 1865 09 Dec 1924 072_waianaia native of Nova Scotia Mew, Kau Tet none none 087_waianaia stone partially obscured Nahuina, Lily Kalouokalani Hew Len 15 Jun 1902 05 Oct 1997 031_waianaia Newman, Neva 26 Jan 1872 07 Nov 1921 046_waianaia Olding, Marguerite 22 Aug 1901 05 Jun 1904 049_waianaia Ostrom, Alvin 1831 1898 044_waianaia Ostrom, Frances 1837 1903 044_waianaia Pake, Kim Don Kimo 1843 1924 093_waianaia Palitang, Bernardo Lacanaria 27 May 1910 23 Nov 1991 001_waianaia Pasco, Daniel "Danny" Leon 23 May 1983 11 Jul 1994 none Pasco, Eleonora Fenna Martina Boeve 31 Jan 1943 03 Nov 1996 none Perez, Charles Nicholas 17 Feb 1891 16 Nov 1978 075_waianaia Cpl US Army WW1 Perez, Clarence, Jr. 19 Mar 1972 071_waianaia Perez, Eliza K. 11 Aug 1894 31 Aug 1972 074_waianaia Ping, Rev. Yee Cho 18 Sep 1874 22 Apr 1934 086_waianaia b. Lin Show Sam-Kong, China Renton, Helen Hoppin 1863 1946 017_waianaia Renton, Henry Herbert 1861 1919 017_waianaia Renton, James 13 Apr 1831 13 Oct 1904 037_waianaia Renton, James Robert 04 Jul 1859 27 Dec 1898 016_waianaia Renton, Jessie 13 May 1890 015_waianaia age: 1 mo. 28 days Renton, Mary 24 Nov 1832 20 May 1911 036_waianaia Rich, William Carl 09 Aug 1914 30 Aug 2000 118_waianaia PFC US Army WW2 Sears, Gloria Mei Ling 1943 1997 022_waianaia Shin, Kon 16 Apr 1876 01 Sep 1943 109_waianaia Kwong Tung, China Sing, Chow Fook 1880 1952 096_waianaia Smith, Martha K. 23 Jul 1888 01 Feb 1950 050_waianaia w/o Wm. C. Smith Smith, William C. 07 Oct 1872 01 Sep 1951 050_waianaia Sugata, Ayano K. 10 Feb 1900 29 Apr 1987 081_waianaia Sugata, Kameto 23 Dec 1890 28 Oct 1968 080_waianaia Takata, Mitsue 23 Feb 1917 02 May 1983 025_waianaia Timoteo, Baby 08 May 1912 08 May 1912 061_waianaia Timoteo, Charles 1884 10 Jun 1910 061_waianaia Timoteo, Joseph Kanaloa, Jr. 15 Dec 1942 26 Jun 1956 060_waianaia Timoteo, Joseph L. 20 Aug 1888 08 Jan 1912 061_waianaia Timoteo, Joseph Luka 12 Oct 1911 14 Nov 1965 059_waianaia Timoteo, Mary Ann unknown unknown 061_waianaia Tock, Yap 07 Mar 1876 22 Apr 1930 115_waianaia b. Canton, China Ventura, Cornelio 15 Sep 1909 10 Dec 1980 051_waianaia SP5 US Army Watson, Brandon Lee 27 Aug 1984 023_waianaia age: 9 days Weaver, Elizabeth 26 Apr 1872 04 Jun 1930 041_waianaia b. Ohio Weaver, Harley Allen 02 Jun 1868 22 Feb 1952 042_waianaia Williams, Charles Theodore 1874 1957 039_waianaia Williams, Winifred Jeffries 1881 1962 039_waianaia Wishard, Leslie W., Jr. 02 Jan 1926 05 Jan 1997 032_waianaia Wishard, Leslie Winstead 04 Jul 1894 14 Oct 1993 035_waianaia Wishard, Mary Renton 09 Mar 1897 28 Apr 1975 035_waianaia Wong, Alice Y. K. 28 Oct 1908 04 Sep 1929 104_waianaia Wong, Evelyn Y. M. 29 Jun 1921 24 Sep 1947 099_waianaia Wong, Harlan A. L. 26 Jul 1909 25 Mar 1980 021_waianaia Wong, Mary Choy 12 Jun 1902 18 Dec 1988 026_waianaia Wung, Sam Sing 1841 1895 112_waianaia b. Kwong Tung, China Yahiku, Jerry Kiyoshi 28 Jun 1923 28 Nov 1980 076_waianaia Tec5 US Army WW2 Yap, En Tet Wung 19 Aug 1885 08 Mar 1958 114_waianaia b. Makapala, d. Hilo Yap, Margaret To Ka 1907 1977 113_waianaia Yap, Mew Kong "Oscar" 02 Jan 1912 31 Oct 1999 116_waianaia Yap, Mew On 1907 1993 113_waianaia Yee, Kui Lan Kau 11 Nov 1887 13 Jun 1951 085_waianaia b. Iole, Kohala Yokoyama, Kimi 17 Mar 1903 14 Dec 1988 070_waianaia Yokoyama, Shuji 04 Aug 1884 08 Sep 1953 070_waianaia You, Wong Loi 1861 1929 112_waianaia b. Hong Kong Yuen, Charles Chau Ah 1883 1959 119_waianaia --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Isle families record
their history, culminating in
“Chinese Women Pioneers in Hawaii”
By Nadine Kam
A newspaper’s No. 1 task is to document its times so that 100 or 500 years from now — if mankind can survive itself — the facts of life of living in Hawaii in 2003 will be accessible to students wondering how we lived in such primitive times.
Those studying the Star-Bulletin archives will discover the foods we craved, how we dressed to impress, the music that brought us to our feet, our love-hate relationship with television, and our desperation to find an idol, any idol, as well as the bigger picture of our politics and our reactions to major events such as that of Sept. 11, 2001.
But what is often lost is the minutiae of daily life: the way families relate to one another; and their daily or Sunday rituals — whether it involves gathering at a favorite restaurant, mall or spending the day with a hibachi under the shade of a tree at Ala Moana Beach Park.
Those stories are often deemed too manini for a daily newspaper, but they are no less valuable in conveying a history more intimate and accessible than can be gleaned from reporting “just the facts, ma’am.”
It’s with regard for their own descendants that a number of families have taken up pen or computer keyboard to record their own genealogies. The Associated Chinese University Women have compiled 53 such stories into a 264-page volume capturing the lives of “Chinese Women Pioneers in Hawaii.”
“Chinese Women Pioneers in Hawaii”Edited by May Lee Chung and Dorothy Jim Luke
(The Associated Chinese University Women, 264 pages, $20)
May Lee Chung and Dorothy Jim Luke were the two members who edited the works and oversaw the project, the third publication put out by the organization. The ACUW was started in 1931 by 12 women educators — only one charter member, Elizabeth Lam leong, survives — to raise scholarship funds and promote understanding of Chinese customs and folk practices.
“The first two dealt with Chinese festivals and customs, but not the experiences of the older generation, many of whom have passed away,” said Luke. “We thought it would be a good idea to canvas our members and found daughters, granddaughters, sons and relatives who could write down their memories of these women.”
Subjects include Amy Wung Richardson, mother of former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William Richardson; Chong Sum Wing, the wife of Wing Coffee magnate Chong Yet You; Florence Young Doo, the mother of Leigh-Wai Doo; Lee Oi Chun Hoon, of Chun Hoon Family Enterprises; and Soo Yong Huang, an actress who began her career on stage, starred in films such as “China Seas” and “Soldier of Fortune” with Clark Gable, “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing” and “Flower Drum Song,” in which she played the mother of Richard Soo.
SOO YONG’S story is told by her niece Aileen Wong Ho, who also writes about her mother, Harriet Young Wong, Soo Yong’s sister.
Their stories begin with patriarch Young Ming, who arrived in Hawaii in 1875 at age 14 to work on a Wailuku sugar plantation. After three years he had earned enough to go back to China to get a wife, but during a stopover in Honolulu lost all his money gambling. It took him 15 years of peddling dim sum at two for a nickel to recover.
He and his bride, Chut Cha, settled in Happy Valley in Wailuku — then covered in taro patches and rice fields — and had six children who grew up attending a missionary school. Harriet was urged to continue her education in Boston, but after her father died, the family lacked the necessary funds. She married Pak Hoy Wong, who worked for the Wailuku Sugar Co. as a clerk earning $60 a month.
Soo Yong moved in with her sister to help her care for her children but was angered when she was scolded after being spotted sipping soda at a drugstore with a Hawaiian boy, which Pak Hoy said was improper for a Chinese girl. Her resentment over being told how to behave drove her to Honolulu, where she found work doing household chores and tutoring children of prominent kamaaina families. She saved enough to enroll at the University of Hawaii and eventually Columbia University, where she worked toward a master’s degree in education while auditioning for theater productions.
Other stories, such as Beatrice Liu Ching’s remembrance of her mother-in-law Ching Lum Shee, offer such details as a diet for new mothers comprising chicken soup cooked with wood fungus, ginger and rice wine, and sweet-sour pigs’ feet with sweet black vinegar.
Grace Richardson Wong’s tale shares the family’s Sunday adventures attending church, then stopping at the Kapahulu Poi Shop to pick up 25-cent bags of poi for her father, Wilfred, or visiting Hind-Clarke Dairy in Aina Haina for ice cream served in sugar cones. Other excursions took them to Squatter’s Ville in swampy Waikiki where the Ilikai now stands, or to the country in Kailua, where the family owned lots in Coconut Grove.
In those day’s Wong wrote, “It was not uncommon for Chinese men to marry Hawaiian girls, but for a Chinese girl to marry a Hawaiian man was never thought of.”
The Richardsons would go on to raise six children while mom Amy worked at Castle Kindergarten, arriving at work in a Ford Model A, and later on, tooling around with her friends in her green Valiant, “a pillow under her, another behind her in order to reach the pedals, going 15 miles per hour in a 35-mile zone.”
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IN CASES IN WHICH sons, daughters and nieces had to interview their popos, Luke joked: “Senior citizens go by a different schedule. They wake up early in the morning, go out to all kids of events and senior classes. They nap in the afternoon, eat early dinner and are in bed as soon as it’s dark.”
It wasn’t easy to find them or get them to commit to telling their life stories.
So the project took eight years to complete. That means that some of the information is outdated, particularly census information offered in the back of the book, which author Carol Fan, an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, was not given the opportunity to update.
Because the book was a grass-roots labor of love, often dealing with individual memories rather than actual history, there are errors such as a reference to the abolishment of the Chinese Exclusion Act in the 1800s, when it was established in 1882. And life itself presented changes. Lara Jean Tsui-Chuan Mui was a college student when she wrote pieces about her great-grandmother Lai Cho Hee Luke and grandmother Jannie Luke Thom, and after marrying three years ago, now goes by her married name, Lara Mui Cowell.
The book was never intended for a wide audience, but for ACUW members and their families and those interested in what it was like to grow up in Hawaii in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
And ACUW’s principal aim was to focus attention on women whose contributions are often overlooked by society.
“Men had all the fame and the women are forgotten, even though they provided all the support that allowed men to achieve.”
While today a lack of a cellular phone might represent a hardship, Luke said: “We forget about the hardship these women went through. They often had several children, 10 or 12. They worked hard all day and night, but they didn’t give up striving for a better life — not for themselves, but for their children.
“We had no deadline. We just worked when we could do a bit here and there,” Luke said. “So many people passed away while we were working on it, but that just shows its value, that their relatives can have these stories in printed form to pass down.”
Copies of the book are available by calling Roanne Matsuura at 596-2668.
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From Honolulu Magazine Nov 2012
Where You Wen Grad?
Oh, high school. Is there any other time in our lives for which we’re so nostalgic, and yet so glad is over? Luckily (or embarrassingly), yearbooks are there to record the experience—the homecoming dances, the awkward fashions, the jocks, nerds and babes. Your yearbook is probably safely stashed in a closet somewhere, but someone else has a copy, too: the Hawaii State Library. Its collection includes just about every high school throughout the Islands, and dates back as far as 1914. We combed through the stacks to find what’s changed about the local high school experience over the years, and what’s stayed exactly the same.
Special thanks to the Hawaii State Library staff, who were a great help in collecting all these images. If you’re interested in exploring more old yearbooks, the entire collection is available to the public in the Hawaii and Pacific Section of the Hawaii State Library (478 S. King Street, 586-3535, librarieshawaii.org.)
1914 – Hilo H.S.
The entire 1914 graduating senior class, from left: Irene Kalai, En Kong Wung, Rita Canario, Matsuyo Sakuma.
Early 20th Century yearbooks often read like literary journals, with sections for poetry, essays and jokes. Sample quip from 1921: Kanichi F: “There’s something so dove-like about her.” Bud Y.: “Yes, she’s pigeon-toed.”
1927 Punahou ROTC
The 1951 Castle High School yearbook asked seniors to name the career they were planning to pursue. Among the answers: telephone operator, stenographer, undertaker, deep sea fisherman, deep sea fisherman’s wife, society playboy, professional hobo.
1963 McKinley Driver’s Ed
1986 Moanalua Rally
1941 Punahou Football
1970 Waipahu Baseball
Six decades before Title IX, girls were excited to play sports. The 1914 Hilo high school girls’ basketball program fielded 19 members, almost triple the size of the boys’ team that year.
1914 Hilo Girls’ Basketball Team
1986 Radford Homecoming
Every generation has its own style innovations. Radford ’97’s yearbook devoted a spread to a new craze sweeping the campus—piercings and tattoos—with multiple photos of students sticking out their tongues to show off the barbells running through them.
1963 McKinley Prom
1976 Kamehameha Homecoming
I would read this to investigate Elias Bond and working at the sugar plantation.
Elias Bond papers/letters reference bibliography