Bessie CHUNG, 18911957 (aged 65 years)

Name
Bessie /CHUNG/
Given names
Bessie
Surname
CHUNG
Name
Chui Siu /CHUNG/
Given names
Chui Siu
Surname
CHUNG
Name
/张/郑
Given names
Surname
Birth December 20, 1891

24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893 (aged 1 year)

Chinese Conflicts
First Sino-Japanese War
from July 25, 1894 to April 17, 1895 (aged 3 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 5 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Boxer Rebellion
from November 2, 1899 to September 7, 1901 (aged 9 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 9 years)

China Government/Dynasties
Qing or Ching or Manchu Dynasty
from 1636 to 1912 (aged 20 years)

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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

Chinese American Events
1906 San Francisco earthquake
April 18, 1906 (aged 14 years)

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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 17 years)

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 21 years)

Birth of a sonWilliam George JOE
December 13, 1915 (aged 23 years)
Birth of a daughterFrances JOE
January 23, 1917 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a daughterElizabeth JOE
February 6, 1919 (aged 27 years)
Birth of a sonGeorge Joe
about 1920 (aged 28 years)

29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (aged 29 years)

Birth of a sonAlbert JOE
July 31, 1922 (aged 30 years)
30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 31 years)

Birth of a sonHarry JOE
June 10, 1924 (aged 32 years)
Birth of a sonRobert JOE
June 24, 1926 (aged 34 years)
31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 37 years)

Birth of a daughterRuth JOE
May 28, 1930 (aged 38 years)
Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930 (aged 38 years)

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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.

Global conflict
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 26 years)

Source:
Note: China's [contribution to World War One](https://bacgg.org/index.php/resources/#ww1 )
Economic
1929 Great Depression
from 1929 to 1930 (aged 38 years)

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Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932 (aged 40 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 41 years)

Birth of a sonEdward JOE
December 17, 1934 (aged 42 years)
Chinese American Events
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943 (aged 51 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'.

World Conflict
Attack on Pearl Harbor
from December 7, 1941 (aged 49 years)

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Note: The date the United States enters WW2.
33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 53 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 53 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 57 years)

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Global Conflict
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 53 years)

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Note: Western world's time period for World War II.
Chinese American Events
McCarthyism
from 1940 to 1950 (aged 58 years)

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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 54 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 57 years)

Source:
Note: This represented the defeat and withdrawal of the Kuomintang to Taiwan by Mao Zedong
China Government/Dynasties
People's Republic of China
1949 (aged 57 years)

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Death of a sonEdward JOE
about November 19, 1950 (aged 58 years)
34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (aged 61 years)

Chinese American Conflicts
Korean War
from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 (aged 61 years)

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American Conflicts
Vietnam War
from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975 (aged 83 years)

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Chinese Events
Cultural Revolution
from 1949 to 1976 (aged 84 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 73 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.

Death May 19, 1957 (aged 65 years)

Family with Hin Tip JOE
husband
herself
son
Private
son
伯棠
1920
Birth: about 1920
Death: abt 2018
-10 months
daughter
仲敏
19191987
Birth: February 6, 1919Augusta, GA, USA
Death: January 29, 1987Augusta, GA, USA
-2 years
daughter
仲英
19172000
Birth: January 23, 1917Augusta, GA, USA
Death: September 25, 2000Augusta, GA, USA
-13 months
son
伯平
19151999
Birth: December 13, 1915Augusta, GA, USA
Death: February 21, 1999Stone Mountain, GA, USA
7 years
son
伯豪
19221974
Birth: July 31, 1922Augusta, GA, USA
Death: August 19, 1974Plainfield, NJ, USA
23 months
son
伯同
19241994
Birth: June 10, 1924Augusta, GA, USA
Death: November 3, 1994Augusta, GA, USA
2 years
son
伯培
19262014
Birth: June 24, 1926Augusta, GA, USA
Death: about 2014Roswell, GA, USA
4 years
daughter
仲美
19302012
Birth: May 28, 1930Augusta, GA, USA
Death: January 23, 2012Dalton, GA, USA
5 years
son
伯基
19341950
Birth: December 17, 1934Augusta, GA, USA
Death: about November 19, 1950Augusta, GA, USA
Hin Tip JOE + Unknown
husband
partner’s partner
1912
Death: before 1912Wang Sek, Hoiping, Guangdong, CHN
Marriage Marriageabout 1901Wang Sek, Hoiping, Guangdong, CHN
step-son
憲永
1931
Birth: 石江里 Shek Kong Lay, Hoiping, Guangdong, CHN
Death: about 1931Augusta, GA, USA