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Chun Kee Young


LEFT TO RIGHT: 1. At high school. 2. Member, CEM "Orientals" baseball team, 1878.

Pinyin & Chinese characters Chen Juyong  陈钜镛; 陈巨溶 (in some sources)
Variant Spellings & Other Names Chin Kee Yung
Chin Ku Yung
Chun Kee Yung
Kee Yung Chun
Ku Yung Chin

Chen Jurong (Romanized for 陈钜溶)

Other Chinese Names  
Detachment 1
LaFargue No. 19
Date of Birth 1860
Place of Birth Xinhui, Guangdong Province
Age at Departure for U.S. 13 (Lunar Calendar)
Date of Death  
Place of Death Probably Fuzhou
Place(s) of residence in U.S. Hartford, CT;
New Haven, CT (1880 U.S. Census)
American Host Family/ies

Miss Charlotte Goldthwaite;

Henry A. Street, New Haven (1880 U.S. Census)

School(s), with dates
West Middle Public High School, Hartford, CT 1874-76;

Hartford Public High School, CT 1876-79

Notable activities/ awards in school

1876 took 1st prize in spelling at West Middle Public HS1

Member of The Orientals, the CEM baseball team

College/University, with dates Yale Sheffield Scientific School 1879-802

Notable activities/ awards in College

1879 Member of Freshman Year Alpha Chi fraternity [The Yale Banner, v. 36 (1879), p. 69];

1881 Awarded an Honorable Mention in the Prize for German [The Yale Banner, v. 37 (1880-81), p. 56]

Degree/Diploma Obtained, with date  
First Assignment in China Assigned to Fuzhou Naval School
Later Positions After graduation, served on board training ship

Employment sector(s) Navy
Final rank, if in gov't service

Father's name Chen Yixing 陈以兴
Mother's name  
Family relations w/ other CEM students

Children's Names


Other Died early, of blood poisoning from injury during exercises on his training ship after graduation.  “He was the best combination of a scholar and athlete among C.E.M. boys.”3

Notes and Sources

1. Rhoads (2011) p.105.

2. Chen skipped senior year at HPHS and went straight to Yale Sheffield Scientific School: Rhoads (2011) pp. 116 & 118.

3. Yung Shang Him (10/1939), 246; Yung Shang Him (1939), 22.