Samuel Que Woo, 18621943 (aged 81 years)

Name
Samuel /Que Woo/
Name
/陳/葵裕和
Given names
葵裕和
Surname
Romanized
can4 kwai4 /[?]/
Birth March 23, 1860
Birth 1862
Shiqi, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China - 石岐, 中山,广东

Note: county was renamed to Zhongshan in 1925.

county was renamed to Zhongshan in 1925.

From Ellen Que Woo's handwritten birth cert that we believe Sam wrote, he is from

(from) Jungsaan/Zhongshan (county) Shek Kei (town) Zoeng Sang Seoi Cyun (village)

Kevin Wong Hoy identified this location: Long Gong village, Chang Ming Shui district

Immigration about 1880 (aged 18 years)
Note: Kevin Wong Hoy noted an immigration date of 1880 a…

Kevin Wong Hoy noted an immigration date of 1880 although no Sources were cited.

Subsequently, an "Alien Registration Form" gives an entry date of 1878.

National archive response: Reference: NAA1000135841

Dear Kerry Choy

Thank you for your inquiry regarding Sam Que Woo also known as Sam Woo, Sam Jue Woo and Chen Kwai-yu. The National Archives of Australia is unable to assist you on this occasion.

The National Archives does not hold a record on everyone, only those people who have had some contact with the Australian Government since Federation in 1901.

Occupation
Shopkeeper
from 1880 to 1903 (aged 41 years)
Note: The Queensland PO Directory of 1915 by Wise has an entry for "Sam Woo, grocer" in Ravenswood. There's no entry for Sam Woo in Georgetown.
Residence from 1880 to 1927 (aged 65 years)
Birth of a daughterMay Que Woo
January 18, 1903 (aged 41 years)
Note: Queensland BDM Index: 1903/C003764
Residence 1904 (aged 42 years)
Birth of a daughterEllen Que Woo
December 9, 1904 (aged 42 years)
Birth of a sonSamuel Charles Woo
December 26, 1906 (aged 44 years)
Note: Queensland BDM Index:1907/C004707
Birth of a daughterFrances Que Woo
March 14, 1908 (aged 46 years)

Note: Or 1909?
Birth of a sonWilliam John Woo
July 11, 1911 (aged 49 years)
Note: Queensland BDM Index:1911/C003883
Birth of a sonAlbert Que Woo
1914 (aged 52 years)
Birth of a daughterMargaret Que Woo
about 1914 (aged 52 years)
Note: Queensland BDM Index: 1914/C004682
Note: Ellen's notes have 12 dec 1918
Occupation
Gardener
1916 (aged 54 years)
Death of a sonAlbert Que Woo
1916 (aged 54 years) Age: 4
Cause: Diptheria
Note: Queensland BDM Index: 1923/C310 Que Woo Albert
Birth of a sonGeorge Woo
November 3, 1916 (aged 54 years)
Note: Date on headstone is 3//11/1916;

Date on headstone is 3//11/1916; Attestation in Military service says 3/11/1917. BDM index doesn't show 1916. 1917 not in index yet.

Death of a daughterMargaret Que Woo
1917 (aged 55 years) Age: 3
Cause: Diptheria
Note: Queensland BDM Index: 1917/C1611 Que Woo Margaret
Residence from 1927 (aged 65 years)
Marriage of a childHenry Sue FongFrances Que WooView this family
1938 (aged 76 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 5449/1938 SUE FONG HENRY QUELROO FRANCES INVERELL
Death June 25, 1943 (aged 81 years) Age: 81
Cause of death: CHRONIC MYOCARDITIS AND MYOCARDIAL DEGENERATION,
Burial June 26, 1943 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Coonabarabran Anglican
Note: In Loving Memory of my dear husband & our father

In Loving Memory of my dear husband & our father SAMUEL WOO Died June 25, 1943 Aged 82 years

Headstone of Samuel Woo
Headstone of Samuel Woo

Note: Image courtesy of Reg McDonell.

Image courtesy of Reg McDonell. http:/cemindex.arkangles.com/

Family with Cumgee Yet Foy
himself
Sam Que Woo - 1940
葵裕和
18621943
Birth: 1862Shiqi, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
Death: June 25, 1943Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Cissie Woo, Coonabarabran, 30/8/1940
18841982
Birth: March 26, 1884 42 19Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
Death: May 11, 1982Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
daughter
May Que Woo
19031999
Birth: January 18, 1903 41 18Cumberland, Queensland, Australia
Death: November 21, 1999
23 months
daughter
Ellen Kwong (circa 1964)
金妹
19042004
Birth: December 9, 1904 42 20Cumberland, Queensland, Australia
Death: September 6, 2004Wyong, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Sam and Madge Woo and friends
19062005
Birth: December 26, 1906 44 22Cumberland, Queensland, Australia
Death: about 2005Wyoming, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
daughter
3 years
son
19112005
Birth: July 11, 1911 49 27Georgetown, Queensland, Australia
Death: October 28, 2005Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
19141916
Birth: 1914 52 29Georgetown, Queensland, Australia
Death: 1916Georgetown, Queensland, Australia
12 months
daughter
19141917
Birth: about 1914 52 29Georgetown, Queensland, Australia
Death: 1917Georgetown, Queensland, Australia
3 years
son
GeorgeWoo_ShirleyKwong.jpg
19161993
Birth: November 3, 1916 54 32Georgetown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 6, 1993Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
daughter
Private
Birth

county was renamed to Zhongshan in 1925.

From Ellen Que Woo's handwritten birth cert that we believe Sam wrote, he is from

(from) Jungsaan/Zhongshan (county) Shek Kei (town) Zoeng Sang Seoi Cyun (village)

Kevin Wong Hoy identified this location: Long Gong village, Chang Ming Shui district

Immigration

Kevin Wong Hoy noted an immigration date of 1880 although no Sources were cited.

Subsequently, an "Alien Registration Form" gives an entry date of 1878.

National archive response: Reference: NAA1000135841

Dear Kerry Choy

Thank you for your inquiry regarding Sam Que Woo also known as Sam Woo, Sam Jue Woo and Chen Kwai-yu. The National Archives of Australia is unable to assist you on this occasion.

The National Archives does not hold a record on everyone, only those people who have had some contact with the Australian Government since Federation in 1901.

Occupation

The Queensland PO Directory of 1915 by Wise has an entry for "Sam Woo, grocer" in Ravenswood. There's no entry for Sam Woo in Georgetown.

Burial

In Loving Memory of my dear husband & our father SAMUEL WOO Died June 25, 1943 Aged 82 years

Shared note

'A letter from China: the Chan brothers of Long Gong village, Zhongshan'

http://www.chaf.lib.latrobe.edu.au/abstracts.htm

Presentation by Kevin Wong Hoy.

Occupation
Burial
Note: Image courtesy of Reg McDonell.

Image courtesy of Reg McDonell. http:/cemindex.arkangles.com/

Media object
Media object
Media object
Note: Translation: [reading right to left, top to bottom…

Translation: [reading right to left, top to bottom]

  1. Guanxu (emperor) 30 years [Chinese phonetic rendering of ‘Cumberland’].
  2. 11th month 3rd day 10:30 born daughter name Gum Moi.
  3. [Western date rendered in Chinese ] [‘Dec 9 1904’] 1904.
  4. [Chinese phonetic rendering of ‘Ellen Que Woo’].
  5. Father Chan Que 2nd name Yee War (from) Jungsaan/Zhongshan (county) Shek Kei (town) Zoeng Sang Seoi Cyun (village).
  6. Mother’s family name Yip Given name Gum Chee.

In 2001 Kevin Wong Hoy translations were as follows: The village name as Song Long Gong. The father as Chan Kwei Yu-he.