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Tan Yew Fong

Pinyin & Chinese characters Tan Yaofang  谭耀芳
Variant Spellings & Other Names Tan Yui Fong

Other Chinese Names  
Detachment 4
LaFargue No. 102
Date of Birth 1866
Place of Birth Qianshan, Xiangshan County, Guangdong Province

Age at Departure for U.S. 10 (Lunar Calendar)
Date of Death Died at early age
Place of Death Canton
Place(s) of residence in U.S. (1) Winsted, CT
(2) 1880: CEM HQ, 352 Collins St., Hartford, CT

American Host Family/ies Miss L.S. Hulbert
School(s), with dates

Notable activities/ awards in school

College/University, with dates

Notable activities/ awards in College

Degree/Diploma Obtained, with date  
First Assignment in China Tan was dismissed from the CEM in August 1880 and recalled to China. 1 Apparently, he was not employed by the Government2
Later Positions

Employment sector(s)

Final rank, if in gov't service

Father's name 谭伯村 Tam Pak Chun, probably a merchant with connections in Macao, Hong Kong & Guangdong
Mother's name  
Family relations w/ other CEM students Younger brother of Tan Yew Fun (Tan Yaoxun 谭耀勋 I, 21).  Yew Fun was 2nd son, he was 3rd.1

Children's Names



Notes and Sources

1. Rhoads (2011), p. 162.

2.  In his letter dated 9 July 1888 to Miss S. Carrington (of the host family who had given lodging to the older son Yew Fan), Tam Pak Chun lamented the fact that Yew Fong had turned out to be an idle person who had fallen into bad habits. This reference and family relations data were derived from Lingnan University Archives, Correspondence, Box 184, Folder 3294, in Archives of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, Record Group No. 11, Special Collections, Yale Divinity School Library.  (photocopies of correspondence courtesy of Prof. Edward Rhoads).