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Shen Ke Shu


1905 CEM Reunion, LaFargue Collection


Pinyin & Chinese characters Shen Jiashu 沈嘉树1

Variant Spellings & Other Names Chin Kia Shu
Shen Chia Shu

Other Chinese Name(s)  
Detachment 3

LaFargue No. 90

Date of Birth 1864

Place of Birth Baoshan, Jiangsu

Age at Departure for US 11

Date of Death 19332
Place of Death  
Place(s) of Residence in US (1) Stratford, CT (3 years; transferred to Hartford)
(2) Hartford, CT.

American Host Family/ies (1) Rev. Edward B. & Ann (Lummus) Emerson, Stratford, CT (3 years; transferred to Hartford)
(2) William H. & Belle B. C. Kellogg, Hartford, CT3

School(s), with dates West Middle Public School, Hartford, CT ?-1879
Hartford Public High School, Hartford, CT 1879-18814
Notable Activities/Awards in School  
College/University, with dates Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD5

Notable Activities/Awards in College  
Degree/Diploma Obtained (date)  
First Assignment in China Assigned to Jiangnan Arsenal, Shanghai

Later Positions Joined the Peking-Mukden (Beijing-Shenyang) Railway; appointed Paymaster and concurrently Chief Inspector of the Bureau.

Employment Sector(s)


Final Rank, if in Gov't Service  
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Mother's Name  
Family Relations w/ other CEM Students  
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Notes and Sources 1. Shen’s personal name is written 家树 in Yung Shang Him (1939), p. 29, Yung Shang Him (10/1939), p. 253.  Apparently by oversight, Shen is not listed in the register of CEM students compiled by Won Bing Chung (Wen Bingzhong 温秉忠 II, 36).

2. Rhoads (2011), p. 277, n. 120.

3. Residences and hosts: Rhoads (2011), p. 53, Table 5.1 (Stratford, Rev. Edward B. & Ann Emerson); U. S. Census 1880, Rhoads (2011), p. 141, Table 9.2 (Hartford, William H. & Belle Kellogg). Shen's transfer from Stratford to Hartford: Rhoads (2011), p. 72.  William H. Kellogg (1853-1914) was a younger brother of Mary L. Kellogg, wife of Yung Wing. By 1880 he was serving as the American Secretary of the Chinese Educational Commission in Hartford.  After the closure of the Mission in 1881, he acted as the local agent for the sale of the headquarters building. See Rhoads (2011), pp. 72, 81.

4. Schools: Rhoads (2011), p. 90, Table 7.1 (West Middle Public School); p. 96, Table 7.2 (Hartford Public High School).

5. Qian & Hu (2003), p. 109; Qian & Hu (2004), p. 117. Attendance at Johns Hopkins is uncertain; cf. Rhoads (2011), pp. 117, Table 8.1; 132.