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Chuck Yen Chi

Pinyin & Chinese characters Zhuo Renzhi 卓仁志

Variant Spellings & Other Names Cheak Yan Che
Yan Che Cheak
Choh Jin Che1

Other Chinese Names Tcheuck Tung2

Detachment 2

LaFargue No. 59

Date of Birth 1862

Place of Birth Xiangshan, Guangdong

Age at Departure for U.S. 12 (Lunar Calendar)

Date of Death Died young.

Place of Death Shanghai: drowned in Suzhou Creek

Place(s) of residence in U.S. (1) Greenfield, MA
(2) Andover, MA

American Host Family/ies (1) Rev. Aretas G. & Elizabeth M. (Bellamy) Loomis, Greenfield, MA
(2) Mary A. Davis, Andover, MA3

School(s), with dates Phillips Academy (Classical Dept.), Andover, MA, 1878-80; repeated "Middle Class" year (Classical Dept.), 1879-804
Notable activities/ awards in school

College/University, with dates

Notable activities/ awards in College

Degree/Diploma Obtained, with date  
First Assignment in China Telegraph service in Shanghai.

Later Positions


Employment sector(s) Telegraph service

Final rank, if in gov't service

Father's name

Mother's name  
Family relations w/ other CEM students

Children's Names


Other Chuck Yen Chi returned to China in the latter half of 1880, for unknown reasons.5
Notes and Sources

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

2. Recorded only by Robyn (1996), p. 162.

3. U.S. Census 1880.

4. Data from Phillips Academy catalogs, 1879-1881, Phillips Academy archives (courtesy David Chase, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA).

5. Rhoads (2011), p. 136, Table 9.1; p. 162.