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Tong Wing Ho

Pinyin & Chinese characters Tang Ronghao 唐荣浩
Variant Spellings & Other Names Tong Yung Ho

Other Chinese Names zi  字藻兴; hao 号慈田1
Detachment 4
LaFargue No. 105
Date of Birth 26 Jan. 18631

Place of Birth Xiangshan, Guangdong Province

Age at Departure for U.S. 13 (Lunar Calendar)
Date of Death 17 Oct. 19061
Place of Death Tsinan, Shangdong Province
Place(s) of residence in U.S. Fair Haven, CT
American Host Family/ies E. Edwin Hall
School(s), with dates 1879  The Morgan School, Clinton, CT2

Notable activities/ awards in school

Top of his class in Dec. 18792

18 June, 1880: First prize in rhetoric at year-end exercises of the Morgan School 3

College/University, with dates

Notable activities/ awards in College

Degree/Diploma Obtained, with date  
First Assignment in China No data
Later Positions

1886-1891/2: Mining Student in Chinese Engineering and Mining Company; from 1890-92 he was identified by his alias "Tong Getin" 慈田4

Tong's diplomatic appointments in Korea were as follows:
1896-99: Commercial attache at Renchuan 仁川;
1899-1902 January: Consul at Renchuan, concurrently also at Mupu 木浦
and Qunshan 群山;5

Director of Shandong Province Foreign Bureau;
Expectant Daotai, Shandong Province

Employment sector(s) Government

Final rank, if in gov't service Expectant Daotai

Father's name Tong Ting-shu 唐廷枢, better known as "Tong King Sing" 唐景星, who was a former schoolmate of Yung Wing at the Morrision Education Society School in Hong Kong, where he was registered as "Ah-chick." He was one of the most distinguished pioneer entrepreneurs working with Li Hongzhang in numerous industrial projects.
Mother's name  
Family relations w/ other CEM students Cousin of Tong Wing Chun (Tang Rongjun 唐荣俊 IV, #106). Related to Tong Kwo On (Tang Guoan 唐国安 II, 49) and Tong Shao Yi (Tang Shaoyi 唐绍仪 III, 61)

Children's Names



Notes and Sources 1. 唐景星家谱 -- unpublished lineage record of Tong King-sing kindly provided by Reed Tang.

2. "There are five Chinese students in the Morgan School, at Clinton, Conn., and one of these, Wing Ho, at the December examination, stood at the head of his class." (Chester Daily Times (Chester, PA), 1880-3-1, p. 2)

3.  New Haven Evening Register, 19 June, 1880, p. 1.

4.  Staff list in The Directory and Chronicle for China, Japan, Corea, etc.: as "Tong Wing Ho" in 1887 (p. 472); 1888 (p. no. unavailable); as "Tong Getin": in 1890 (p. 212); 1891 (p. 87) and 1892 (p. 85: at Tong Colliery).  Copies provided by Peter A. Crush of Hong Kong.

5.  Diplomatic Postings (1985), p. 79.

6.  Family data derived from: (1) article by Tang Yougan - 唐有淦: "唐家(鸡山) 的历史人物", p. 69 of 《唐家村史》.  (2) Tong Kai-son, "The Late Tong King-sing," in The World's Chinese Students Journal, Vol. 1 (1907), p. 33.  Both kindly provided by Reed Tang.