CHIN Kee Ben - First Generation American

Chin Kee Ben 陳基彬 

My Great-grandfather Chin Kee Ben (Kay Bin, pinyin: Ji Bin) was born in Cha Zhou Liu Cun in Taishan, Guangdong, China, 廣東省台山縣六村槎洲. Kee Ben was married to Foong Shee 馮氏. They had five sons, my Grandfather Pak Yick伯釴, Pak Tou伯陶, Pak Hong伯衡, Pak Ho伯侯, and Pak Hei伯喜. Kee Ben likely came to the United States around the turn of the 20th century. He later brought several of his sons with him including Pak Yick and Pak Tou. Pak Tou died in the United States and is buried in Colma, California. His descendants ended up in Hong Kong, along with the descendants of Pak Hong. Pak Ho and his descendants remained in China. We do not know what happened to Pak Hei, or if he had any descendants.


CHIN Kee Ben's Wife, Foong Shee

CHIN Kee Ben, 1912
 


Kee Ben was in the 23rd generation of Chins to born in Liu Cun, and a 62nd generation descendant of the Ying Chuan Chen family 潁川陳氏.


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