Soonta Dick, 19051984 (aged 78 years)

Name
Soonta /Dick/
Given names
Soonta
Surname
Dick
Birth December 25, 1905

China Government/Dynasties
Qing or Ching or Manchu Dynasty
from 1636 to 1912 (aged 6 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 3 months)

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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 3 years)

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 7 years)

Global conflict
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 12 years)

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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 15 years)

Birth of a sisterJean Boyce Dick
about 1923 (aged 17 years)
30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 17 years)

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 23 years)

Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930 (aged 24 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.

Economic
1929 Great Depression
from 1929 to 1930 (aged 24 years)

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Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932 (aged 26 years)

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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 27 years)

Chinese American Events
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943 (aged 37 years)

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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 35 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 39 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 39 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 43 years)

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Global Conflict
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 39 years)

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Note: Western world's time period for World War II.
China Government/Dynasties
People's Republic of China
1949 (aged 43 years)

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Chinese American Events
McCarthyism
from 1940 to 1950 (aged 44 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 40 years)

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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 43 years)

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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 47 years)

Chinese American Conflicts
Korean War
from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 (aged 47 years)

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Birth of a grandsonGordon Kenneth Lam
December 7, 1960 (aged 54 years)

35th President of the United States
John F Kennedy
January 20, 1961 (aged 55 years)

36th President of the United States
Lyndon B Johnson
November 22, 1963 (aged 57 years)

American INS program
Chinese Confession Program
from 1956 to 1965 (aged 59 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.

37th President of the United States
Richard Nixon
January 20, 1969 (aged 63 years)

Death of a grandsonGordon Kenneth Lam
May 23, 1971 (aged 65 years)

38th President of the United States
Gerald Ford
August 9, 1974 (aged 68 years)

American Conflicts
Vietnam War
from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975 (aged 69 years)

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Chinese Events
Cultural Revolution
from 1949 to 1976 (aged 70 years)

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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.

39th President of the United States
Jimmy Carter
January 20, 1977 (aged 71 years)

40th President of the United States
Ronald Reagan
January 20, 1981 (aged 75 years)

Death of a fatherWoo Hing Dick

Death of a motherNellie Dick

Death April 14, 1984 (aged 78 years)

Family with parents
father
1923
Birth: about 1923CA, USA
Death: Ashland, KY, USA
mother
herself
18 years
younger sister
1923
Birth: about 1923Ashland, KY, USA
Death: abt 2015
Family with Paul Kenneth Jue
husband
herself
daughter
Private
son
Private