Wednesday, September 18, 2013

About the Architect: Poy Gum Lee (Li Jinpei)

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Poy Lee
Age in 1910: 12
Birth Year: abt 1898
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 6, New York, New York [32 Mott Street]
Race: Chinese
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Yet Gip Lee
Father's Birthplace: China
Mother's Name: See Min
Mother's Birthplace: California
Household Members:
Name / Age
Yet Gip Lee 47
See Min 31
Kom Loo 13
Poy Lee 12
Foou Lee 6
Hung Pock Lee 4
Soo Hock Lee 2

World War I Draft Registration Card
Name: Poy Gum Lee
City: Manhattan [32 Mott Street]
County: New York
State: New York
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1900 [Other sources have the day as 14.]
Race: Oriental (Asian)
Draft Board: 94
Age: 18
Occupation: Student, Pratt Institute
Nearest Relative: Lee Yick Dep
Height/Build: Short/Slender
Color of Eyes/Hair: Borwn/Black
Signature: September 9, 1918

American Consular Service
Cerrtificate of Marriage
Name: Poy G Lee
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1900
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Spouse’s Name: Pansy Choye
Spouse’s Age: 21
Spouse’s Birth Year: abt 1905
Spouse’s Birth Place: Shanghai, China
Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1926
Marriage Place: Cantonese Baptist Church, Shanghai, China
Official: Rev. Yeushong Lau
Consular Location: Shanghai, China


Men of Shanghai and North China
George Nellist, Editor
The Oriental Press, 1933
pages 209, 211 and 212

The American Institute of Architects

American Architects Directory
First Edition
R.R. Bowker, 1956
page 324

American Architects Directory
Second Edition
R.R. Bowker, 1962
page 411
(Updated August 28, 2015; next post September 20: Yee Kee, Crayon Artist)

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