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Lok Sik Kwai


Circa 1876, LaFargue Collection


Pinyin & Chinese characters Lu Xigui  陆锡贵

Variant Spellings & Other Names Lok Sik-kwai
Loh Sih Kain1
Luk Sik Quai

Other Chinese Names Lu Xianchen 陆显臣

Detachment 2
LaFargue No. 38
Date of Birth 1861

Place of Birth Shanghai, Jiangsu

Age at Departure for U.S. 13 (Lunar Calendar)
Date of Death  
Place of Death Shanghai
Place(s) of residence in U.S. (1) Hebron, CT;
(2) Hartford, CT.
(3) Clinton, CT
American Host Family/ies

(1) Miss Mary Jane Post, Hebron, CT2
(2) James R. Stevens, Hartford, CT3
(3) George E. & Cornelia C. Elliott , Clinton, CT (U.S. Census 1880)

School(s), with dates Hartford West Middle Public School;

Hartford Public High School, Hartford, CT, for about one year; then left for the Morgan School, Clinton, CT4

Notable activities/ awards in school

College/University, with dates

Notable activities/ awards in College

Degree/Diploma Obtained, with date  
First Assignment in China Studied law at Tianjin.

Later Positions Military service 军功 (unspecified)5

Tongshan Mining and Engineering Co.; secretary to Chief Engineer’s Department, Peking-Mukden (Beijing-Shenyang) Railway

Employment sector(s) Mining; Railway

Final rank, if in gov't service  
Father's name Lu Qiutao 陆秋桃
Mother's name  
Family relations w/ other CEM students

Children's Names  


Great-Grandson: Jack Lu4


Notes and Sources

1. Springfield Daily Republican, 26 July 1873, 3.

2. Rhoads (2011), Table 5.1, p. 52.

3. Robyn (1996), 145.  Cf. Leung (1988b), 404: “C. J. Stevens.”

4. Information courtesy History Project, HPHS, Hartford, CT (emails from R. J. Luke Williams: 1 and 19 March 2008).

5. Shi (2000), 201. Uncertain: Shi gives his surname as Wu 吴, though his later job sectors match.