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Kwong Yen Chow

Pinyin & Chinese characters Kuang Xianchou 邝贤俦

Variant Spellings & Other Names Ying Chow Kwong
Kwong Hein Chow

Other Chinese Name(s) Kuang Lücai 邝呂才

Detachment 3

LaFargue No. 84

Date of Birth 1863

Place of Birth Nanhai, Guangdong

Age at Departure for US 12 (Lunar Calendar)

Date of Death Died young.1

Place of Death Tongshan (Tangshan), Hebei1

Place(s) of Residence in US Easthampton, MA.

American Host Family/ies Miss Dorcas C. Miller, Easthampton, MA

School(s), with dates Williston Seminary, Easthampton, MA, 1877-802

Notable Activities/Awards in School  
College/University, with dates M.I.T., 1880-813
Notable Activities/Awards in College  
Degree/Diploma Obtained (date)  
First Assignment in China One of seven returned CEM students sent to the Tangshan Kaiping Mining School, Tangshan, China (唐山开平矿务学堂), in 1882, where they were instructed in assaying and mining by an American electrical engineer and professor of chemistry and mineralogy, E. K. Buttles.4

Later Positions Chinese Mining and Engineering Co., Tongshan. As "Kwong Hein Chow", he is recorded in the Chronicle and Directory for China, Japan and the Philippines.., issue of 1884 as "Student Mechanic", and in issues of 1885 and 1886 as "Timekeeper".5

Employment Sector(s) Mining/Engineering

Final Rank, if in Gov't Service  
Father's Name  
Mother's Name  
Family Relations w/ other CEM Students Cousin of Kwong King Yang (Kuang Jingyang 邝景扬 III, 64). (The cousins boarded with Miss Miller for all seven years of their education in the U.S.)6
Children's Names  
Notes and Sources

1. Yung Shang Him (1939), p. 29.

2. Rhoads (2011), p. 100, Table 7.3.

3. Rhoads (2011), p. 117, Table 8.1.

4. CEM students at Kaiping Mining School: Rhoads (2011), pp. 190-94, Table 11.1; cf. LaFargue (1987) (variant list), pp. 96-97. Edwin Knight Buttles (1859-1925?), a graduate of Hobart College, Geneva, NY (A.B. 1881, A.M. 1885), was sent by the Episcopal Church in 1882 to teach "natural science" at St. Johns University in Shanghai. He soon resigned and was hired as electrical engineer at the Kaiping Mines and as instructor of the former CEM students at the mining school. In his later life in America he became an Episcopal clergyman, known as Edwin Knight Buttolph. Rhoads (2011), p. 272, n. 51.

5. Information kindly supplied by Mr. Peter Crush of Hong Kong.

6. Rhoads (2011), p. 101.