Wai Kin LOWE , 19081997 (aged 89 years)

Wai Kin Joe
Name
Wai Kin LOWE //
Given names
Wai Kin LOWE
Birth April 18, 1908

27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 10 months)

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

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

Global conflict
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 10 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 12 years)

MarriageBenjamin JOE SrView this family
December 16, 1921 (aged 13 years)

Birth of a sonBenjamin JOE Jr
December 31, 1922 (aged 14 years)
30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 15 years)

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 20 years)

Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930 (aged 21 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 21 years)

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Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932 (aged 23 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 24 years)

Birth of a sonChandler JOE
August 4, 1937 (aged 29 years)

Birth of a sonVictor JOE
December 12, 1938 (aged 30 years)
Chinese American Events
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943 (aged 34 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'.

Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 37 years)

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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.

World Conflict
Attack on Pearl Harbor
from December 7, 1941 (aged 33 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 36 years)

China Government/Dynasties
Republic of China
from 1912 to 1949 (aged 40 years)

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Global Conflict
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 37 years)

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Note: Western world's time period for World War II.
Death of a husbandBenjamin JOE Sr
1948 (aged 39 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Chinese Communist/Kuomintang Civil War
from August 10, 1945 to December 7, 1949 (aged 41 years)

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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 40 years)

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Chinese American Events
McCarthyism
from 1940 to 1950 (aged 41 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 37 years)

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Note: Another example of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States.
34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (aged 44 years)

Chinese American Conflicts
Korean War
from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 (aged 45 years)

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35th President of the United States
John F Kennedy
January 20, 1961 (aged 52 years)

36th President of the United States
Lyndon B Johnson
November 22, 1963 (aged 55 years)

37th President of the United States
Richard Nixon
January 20, 1969 (aged 60 years)

American Conflicts
Vietnam War
from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975 (aged 67 years)

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Chinese Events
Cultural Revolution
from 1949 to 1976 (aged 67 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.

American INS program
Chinese Confession Program
from 1956 to 1965 (aged 56 years)

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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.

38th President of the United States
Gerald Ford
August 9, 1974 (aged 66 years)

39th President of the United States
Jimmy Carter
January 20, 1977 (aged 68 years)

40th President of the United States
Ronald Reagan
January 20, 1981 (aged 72 years)

41st President of the United States
George H W Bush
January 20, 1989 (aged 80 years)

Death of a sonVictor JOE
June 9, 1991 (aged 83 years)
Death of a sonBenjamin JOE Jr
December 26, 1992 (aged 84 years)

42nd President of the United States
Bill Clinton
January 20, 1993 (aged 84 years)

Death estimated November 25, 1997 (aged 89 years)
Family with Benjamin JOE Sr
husband
Benjamin Joe Sr
官彬
18971948
Birth: about 1897
Death: 1948
herself
Wai Kin Joe
19081997
Birth: April 18, 1908
Death: estimated November 25, 1997Chicago, IL, USA
Marriage MarriageDecember 16, 1921
13 months
son
Benjamin Joe Jr
燦光
19221992
Birth: December 31, 1922LTW, Guangdong, CHN
Death: December 26, 1992
15 years
son
17 months
son
19381991
Birth: December 12, 1938Chicago, IL, USA
Death: June 9, 1991Chicago, IL, USA
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