Chun Pay Hu
| Chen Peihu 陈佩瑚 |
Chin Pae Woo1
P. W. Chin2
Woo Chin Poy3
Poy Woo Chinn4
| Chen Bishan 陈碧珊 |
| 2 |
| 54 |
| 1863 |
| Nanhai, Guangdong |
| 11 (Lunar Calendar) |
| 4 November 19064 |
| Hong Kong |
| (1) East Windsor, CT |
(2) Hartford, CT5
(3) Norwich, CT6
(4) New Haven, CT7
(1) Host family in East Windsor, CT, unknown.
(2) William R. Potter, Hartford, CT5
(3) Patrick Burke, Norwich, CT
George H. Martin, L. A. Garett, Edward Howard, M. W. Hakes, Norwich, CT6
|Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT, 1877-18808 |
| "Among the graduates of the Norwich Free Academy, Wednesday evening, June 30, was a young Chinaman named Wood [sic] Poy Chin, who was sent to this country almost in his infancy to be educated. He has passed through all the grades of the common schools and has now, at the end of six years, gone through the Academy in three years. Thus, in little more than six years, he has accomplished more than it takes the average youth twelve years to accomplish. He will go to Providence to enter Brown University next fall."9 |
| Yale College, 1880-81 (entered with Class of 1884; left upon termination of CEM in 1881) |
| Assigned to Tianjin to study law. |
U.S. Consular service in Canton and Hong Kong10
1886 and 1887, employed at American consulate at Zhenjiang11
| Consular Service |
| Chen Chitang 陈熾堂 ("Chi Tong Chinn of Singapore"4) |
| “Chin is married and in China."2 |
In 1905 the Directory of the Yale University Alumni Association of China, Directory (1905), p. 2, lists Chun Pay Hu as “P. W. Chin (Poy Woo Chin at Y.),” and identifies him as a non-graduating member of the “Academical” (Yale College) Class of ’84. His “official rank” (as of 1905) is said to be “Expectant Sub-Magistrate, 1st Order.”
1. Springfield Daily Republican, 26 July 1873, 3.
2. Holmes (1884), 13.
3. Robyn (1996), 161. In this source the name "Woo Chin Poy" is incorrectly listed as a variant for "Woo Chung Yen" (Wu Zhongxiang 吴仲贤 II, 33).
4. "Poy Woo Chinn" (posthumous biography), in Daggett (1914), 428.
5. Hartford residence and host: Robyn (1996), p. 145
6. Norwich residence: U.S. Census of June 1880 places Chun with Patrick Burke. Robyn (1996), p. 145 places him with four separate hosts in Norwich: George H. Martin, L. A. Garett, Edward Howard, and M. W. Hakes. Leung (1988b), 404-405, places him with L. A. Garett, Edward Howard, and M. W. Hakes.
7. During his Freshman year at Yale, 1880-1881, Chun Pay Hu boarded at No. 44 Elm Street, New Haven, CT. The Yale Banner, Vol. xxxvii (New Haven, 1880), p. 35.
8. Rhoads (2011), p. 97, Table 7.2.
9. Religious Herald, 8 July 1880, 3:2 (among notes and transcriptions of news items collected from Hartford and Springfield papers by Phyllis Kihn, late Editor of Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin; copy supplied by B. Chan). By the time of his graduation from Norwich Academy, Wed., 30 June 1880, Chun may already have chosen to enter Yale, rather than Brown, since he would have been required to pass the entrance exams for admission to Yale as a Freshman two days later, Fri.-Sat., 2-3 July 1880. Classes in Yale's "Academical Department" began Thur., 16 September 1880. (The Yale Banner, Vol. xxxvi [New Haven, 1879]; Vol. xxxvii [New Haven, 1880]).
10. Yung Shang Him (1939), 25, Yung Shang Him (10/1939), 249.
11. Rhoads (2011), p. 203.