Saturday, September 14, 2013

Poy Gum Lee (Li Jinpei), 1921, 1923 and 1926

The Boston Herald
August 21, 1921
Chinese-Americans Have Annual Banquet
Citizens’ Association of Boston and New England Dines
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About 250 members of the Chinese-American Citizens’ Association of Boston and New England gathered last night for the eighth annual banquet at Grand Garden restaurant on Washington street and at other restaurants in Chinatown. At the former place, invited guests and friends from outside the organization were present for the first time on such an occasion.

The speakers at the main banquet included William P. Callahan, immigrant inspector; Dr. D.L. Martin, W.F. Davis, Jr., Paul Poy G. Lee of New York; Freeman O. Emerson, Atty. Russell Clein Shue, Soon W.B. Seetoo, Harry Cheng, and Frank Tsung Y. Goon, president of the association. William Moy Ding acted as toastmaster.

The formal opening of the new headquarters of the association, at 4 Hudson street, with a membership of more than 300, took place during the afternoon. The rooms were decorated with American and Chinese flags and Chinese embroidery and paintings.

Passport Application

Name: Poy Gum Lee, age 23
Birth: January 14, 1900; 13 Mott Street, New York, NY
Residence: 32 Mott Street, New York, NY
Occupation: Architect and Engineer
Description: 5 feet, 4 inches; brown eyes, black hair
Father Name: Lee Yick Dep, born in China
Residence: 32 Mott Street, New York, NY

Chinese Exclusion Act Case File
National Archives New York City Branch

1926 Marriage Certificate

(Updated September 15, 2014; tomorrow: Poy Gum Lee, Building in China)

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