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Chun Kin Sing

Pinyin & Chinese characters Chen Qiansheng 陈亁生

Variant Spellings & Other Names Chin Kin Sing1
Other Chinese Names

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LaFargue No. 44
Date of Birth 1860
Place of Birth Yinxian, Zhejiang

Age at Departure for U.S. 14 (Lunar Calendar)
Date of Death 1900
Place of Death Tianjin: accidentally killed during Boxer siege.

Place(s) of residence in U.S. Hebron, CT.

American Host Family/ies  Miss Mary Jane Post, Hebron, CT2
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Other One of the students of the Fourth Detachment, Shen Teh Yew (Shen Deyao 沈德耀 IV, 112), who had been sent home in April 1878 for fighting, noted in a letter sent to his host family in Hebron, CT, that Chun Kin Sing had also been ordered back home for some unspecified misbehavior, probably late in the same year.3

Notes and Sources

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

2. Rhoads (2011), p. 52, Table 5.1.

3. Rhoads (2011), p. 136, Table 9.1; p. 137.