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Ching Ta Yeh

Pinyin & Chinese characters Cheng Daye 程大业

Variant Spellings & Other Names Ta Ye Ching
“Baby Ta Yeh”1

Other Chinese Name(s)

Detachment 3

LaFargue No. 74

Date of Birth 1863

Place of Birth Yi Xian 黟县, Anhui

Age at Departure for US 12 (Lunar Calendar)

Date of Death  
Place of Death Mongolia

Place(s) of Residence in US (1) Hebron, CT
(2) Clinton, CT2

American Host Family/ies (1) Miss Mary Jane Post, Hebron, CT
(2) Henry A. & Phebe E. Elliott, Clinton, CT2

School(s), with dates

Morgan School, Clinton, CT 1879-813

Notable Activities/Awards in School  
College/University, with dates  
Notable Activities/Awards in College  
Degree/Diploma Obtained (date)  
First Assignment in China Telegraph College

Later Positions Telegraph service: established line connecting Peking with Mongolia; became head of Telegraph service in Kyakhta (Qiaketu 恰克图, now in Buryat Republic, Russian Federation) and Manzhouli 满洲里, Nei Monggol 內蒙古 (“Inner Mongolia”); settled in business there.

Employment Sector(s) Government: Telegraph service; Business

Final Rank, if in Gov't Service  
Father's Name  
Mother's Name  
Family Relations w/ other CEM Students  
Children's Names  
Notes and Sources

1. Yung Shang Him (1939), 12; Yung Shang Him (10/1939), 236; spelled "Baby Taiyee" in Qian & Hu (2003), 81; Qian & Hu (2004), 93.

2. Residences and hosts: Rhoads (2011), p. 53, Table 5.1. (Hebron, CT; Miss Mary Jane Post); U.S. Census 1880; Rhoads (2011), p. 140, Table 9.2. (Clinton, CT; Henry A. & Phebe E. Elliott).

3. Rhoads (2011), p. 96, Table 7.2.  Robyn (1996), pp. 146 and 152, records Ching Ta Yeh at Hartford attending Hartford Public HS; data not confirmed.