Joe Knox, 18881956 (aged 68 years)

Name
Joe /Knox/
Given names
Joe
Surname
Knox
Name
/周/英彥
Type
Given names
英彥
Surname
Name
Gam Hong /Lee/
Given names
Gam Hong
Surname
Lee
Name
/周/華嶽
Type
Given names
華嶽
Surname
Birth July 24, 1888
Adoption
Yes

Adoption: Adopted by father
MarriageMaggie KnoxView this family
Yes

MarriagePaper SonView this family
Yes

Death of a paternal grandmother
1889 (aged 0)

Death of a paternal grandmother
1889 (aged 0)

23rd President of the United States
Benjamin Harrison
March 4, 1889 (aged 7 months)

Death of a paternal grandfatherZHOU FuKang
about 1891 (aged 2 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherZHOU FuKang
about 1891 (aged 2 years)

24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893 (aged 4 years)

Chinese Conflicts
First Sino-Japanese War
from July 25, 1894 to April 17, 1895 (aged 6 years)

Source:
Note: This conflict represented failure of the Qing dynasty's military modernization versus Imperial Japan…

This conflict represented failure of the Qing dynasty's military modernization versus Imperial Japan Meiji Restoration's military advancement. The result was ceding of Taiwan and Korea to Japan.

25th President of the United States
William McKinley
March 4, 1897 (aged 8 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Boxer Rebellion
from November 2, 1899 to September 7, 1901 (aged 13 years)

Source:
Note: An anti-foreigner rebellion of Chinese peasants and eventually the Qing empire against a consortium…

An anti-foreigner rebellion of Chinese peasants and eventually the Qing empire against a consortium of western and Japanese troops.

26th President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt
September 14, 1901 (aged 13 years)

Birth of a sonNorman Sheow Chow
November 1, 1907 (aged 19 years)
China Government/Dynasties
Qing or Ching or Manchu Dynasty
from 1636 to 1912 (aged 23 years)

Source:
Note: 2nd foreign dynasty to rule China—Unlike the Mongols however, the Manchu adopted Chinese dress and c…

2nd foreign dynasty to rule China—Unlike the Mongols however, the Manchu adopted Chinese dress and customs. However, they did force men to wear the queue. Neo-Confucianism was made the official doctrine, demanding loyalty to the emperor, but Chinese culture was preserved and Chinese were excluded only from the very senior court positions. Increasing European trade causedforeign powers divide China into spheres of influence. The Boxer uprising caused the downfall of this last dynasty. source

Death of a fatherGon Lim Joe
between 1906 and 1914 (aged 25 years)

Chinese American Events
1906 San Francisco earthquake
April 18, 1906 (aged 17 years)

Source:
Note: Public birth records were destroyed in the subsequent fire, which allowed a new opportunity for Chin…

Public birth records were destroyed in the subsequent fire, which allowed a new opportunity for Chinese to claim American citizenship.

27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 20 years)

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 24 years)

Global conflict
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 30 years)

Source:
Note: China's [contribution to World War One](https://bacgg.org/index.php/resources/#ww1 )
29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (aged 32 years)

Birth of a daughterViola Joe
May 22, 1922 (aged 33 years)
30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 35 years)

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 40 years)

Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930 (aged 41 years)

Source:
Note: These started as conflicts between clans and sensationalized by American media as gang and turf urba…

These started as conflicts between clans and sensationalized by American media as gang and turf urban warfare.

Economic
1929 Great Depression
from 1929 to 1930 (aged 41 years)

Source:
Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932 (aged 43 years)

Source:
Note: Imperial Japan starts to subjugate Manchuria for natural resources and living space. Japan wanted a…

Imperial Japan starts to subjugate Manchuria for natural resources and living space. Japan wanted a Great Britan like empire calling it the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. The Japan's defeat to the Soviet during the Battles of Khalkhin Gol set the stage for the Japan's Pearl Harbor attack and war with the United States.

32nd President of the United States
Franklin D Roosevelt
March 4, 1933 (aged 44 years)

Birth of a grandsonHiram Hin Chow
June 13, 1933 (aged 44 years)
Birth of a grandsonRichard Wing Chow
January 7, 1935 (aged 46 years)
World Conflict
Attack on Pearl Harbor
from December 7, 1941 (aged 53 years)

Source:
Note: The date the United States enters WW2.
Death of a motherChew Wong Shee
August 18, 1943 (aged 55 years)
Chinese American Events
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943 (aged 54 years)

Source:
Note: An official act legalizing discrimination against Chinese in the United States. [Poster: 'Chinese Mu…

An official act legalizing discrimination against Chinese in the United States. Poster: 'Chinese Must Go'.

33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 56 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 57 years)

Source:
Note: Some historians consider this the true start of World War Two. Japan's attempt to conquer China, aft…

Some historians consider this the true start of World War Two. Japan's attempt to conquer China, after subjugating Manchukuo.

China Government/Dynasties
Republic of China
from 1912 to 1949 (aged 60 years)

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Global Conflict
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 57 years)

Source:
Note: Western world's time period for World War II.
China Government/Dynasties
People's Republic of China
1949 (aged 60 years)

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Chinese American Events
McCarthyism
from 1940 to 1950 (aged 61 years)

Source:
Note: An example of memes and slogans during this time was 'better dead than red' and the [Domino theory](…

An example of memes and slogans during this time was 'better dead than red' and the Domino theory

Chinese American Events
Internment of Japanese Americans
from February 19, 1942 to March 20, 1946 (aged 57 years)

Source:
Note: Another example of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States.
Chinese Conflicts
Chinese Communist/Kuomintang Civil War
from August 10, 1945 to December 7, 1949 (aged 61 years)

Source:
Note: This represented the defeat and withdrawal of the Kuomintang to Taiwan by Mao Zedong
34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (aged 64 years)

Chinese American Conflicts
Korean War
from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 (aged 65 years)

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American Conflicts
Vietnam War
from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975 (aged 86 years)

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Chinese Events
Cultural Revolution
from 1949 to 1976 (aged 87 years)

Source:
Note: The wanton distruction of Chinese clan genealogy documents along with cultural relics by the Red Gua…

The wanton distruction of Chinese clan genealogy documents along with cultural relics by the Red Guards made tracing Chinese Americans family heritage even harder. This represented Mao Zedong' s attempt to regain local control of China.

American INS program
Chinese Confession Program
from 1956 to 1965 (aged 76 years)

Source:
Note: A program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service allowing reconciliation of the illegal entry…

A program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service allowing reconciliation of the illegal entry status of paper sons. This caused much fear and distrust among the Chinese American population. The number of participants were less than initially predicted.

Adoption of a daughterViola Joe

Adoption: Adopted by both parents
Adoption of a sonJOE ManSing

Adoption: Adopted by both parents
Adoption of a sonJOE ManSing

Adoption: Adopted by father
Death of a fatherZhouXiaoLian

Death August 24, 1956 (aged 68 years)
Death
Yes

Family with parents
father
Joe Gon Lim
簡廉
18581914
Birth: 1858
Death: between 1906 and 1914
mother
JiZong FuKang GonLim Shoong Bio.jpg
18631943
Birth: 1863CHN
Death: August 18, 1943Zhongshan, Guangdong, CHN
elder brother
Joe Shoong
毓彥
18791961
Birth: August 30, 1879Zhongshan, Guangdong, CN
Death: 1961
9 years
himself
Joe Knox
英彥
18881956
Birth: July 24, 1888Guangdong, CHN
Adoption:
Death:
Family with adoptive parents
father
himself
Joe Knox
英彥
18881956
Birth: July 24, 1888Guangdong, CHN
Adoption:
Death:
Family with Maggie Knox
himself
Joe Knox
英彥
18881956
Birth: July 24, 1888Guangdong, CHN
Adoption:
Death:
wife
Marriage Marriage
daughter
19222019
Birth: May 22, 1922San Jose, CA, USA
Adoption:
Death: October 3, 2019
Family with Paper Son
himself
Joe Knox
英彥
18881956
Birth: July 24, 1888Guangdong, CHN
Adoption:
Death:
spouse
Marriage Marriage
son
Norman Chow
华炎
19071995
Birth: November 1, 1907龙头环, 石岐, 香山, 广东, CHN
Death: November 11, 1995
son
Family with Betty Knox
himself
Joe Knox
英彥
18881956
Birth: July 24, 1888Guangdong, CHN
Adoption:
Death:
wife
son
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