Saturday, October 26, 2013

Kaem Wong, Cartoonist and Animator

Kaem Wong born Jin Bong Wong

Records at
California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957
Name: Jin Bong Wong
Arrival Date: 30 Apr 1921
Age: 13
Birth Date: abt 1908
Birthplace: Toyshan, China
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Chinese
Ship Name: Tenyo Maru
Port of Arrival: San Francisco
Port of Departure: Hong Kong, China
Destination: San Francisco, California, United States
Last Residence: China
Friend's Name: Kwing Wong
(From Toyshan, China, he traveled with his brother, Wong Gim Yuen, 15, to San Francisco. Kaem has not been found in the census records.)

U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992
Name: Kaem Wong (formerly Bong Jin Wong)
Birth Date: 26 Oct 1908
Age at event: 51
Address: 1205 1/2 Manzanita Street, Los Angeles 29, California
Court District: California
Date of Action: 5 Aug 1960

(see article below)

Social Security Death Index
Name: Kaem Wong
SSN: 551-03-1595
Last Residence: 91505 Burbank, Los Angeles, California
Born: Monday 26 Oct 1908
Died: Apr 1986

California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Kaem Wong
Social Security #: 551031595
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 26 Oct 1908
Birthplace: China
Death Date: 23 Apr 1986
Death Place: Los Angeles

(Pasadena, California)
August 5, 1960
Wong’s middle name was misspelled.

The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America 
David Hajdu
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008

(Next post October 31: Masquerading as a Chinese Artist)

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