Person:Down Sue (2)

Down Sue
b.Jun 1866 China
  1. Down Sue1866 - 1920
  2. Lok Ting SueAbt 1867 -
m. 1 DEC 1894
  1. Mariano G Padilla1895 - 1969
  2. Carlos Jesus So Lee1896 - 1921
  3. Anita Padilla So Lee1897 - 1996
Facts and Events
Name[1] Down Sue
Immigrant Name John So Lee
Gender Male
Birth? Jun 1866 China
Marriage 1 DEC 1894 Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexicoto Josefina Aurelia Padilla GONZALES
Census? 1900 Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Occupation? Cook in hotel
Death[1] 29 Mar 1920 Hanford, Kings, California, United States
Burial[1] 31 Mar 1920 Sam Yip Cemetery, Hanford, Kings, CA
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Source (28).
  2.   Source (503).
  3.   Family notes per User:Bbanta1.

    1. Church Marriage Certificate gives his name as John SO LEE. His family in Arizona used the name, SO LEE. The 1900 Census for Santa Fe recorded him as, "Joe Lee".

    2.In early 1920, he went from Phoenix AZ to Hanford CA for treatment of tuberculosis. His brother, L.T. Sue, was a well-known herbalist there. L.T.'s shop at 15 China Alley is now a designated historical site. The 1920 Census for San Francisco (conducted on 15-16 January) lists a Joe Lee, single, born about 1866, and immigrating in 1880, as an "inmate" of the Chinese Hospital. Although the dates are similar to Down's, the "single" status does not match. Otherwise, this person could be Down. Also in 1920, a Joe Lee, married, born about 1868, appears in the King's County Census, but the immigration date of 1904 is not correct for Down.

    3. In a letter to Aurelia Gonzales, L.T. Sue, his brother, calls him "Down". Dr.Y.T. Sue, the informant on his death certificate, also gave his name name as, "Down".

    4. A 1915 letter from John to "Charlie", invites him to come to China and marry a nice Chinese girl. Letter is in perfect English with graceful penmanship. No record of a brother of Aurelia's named Charlie. Perhaps the letter was to So Lee's son, Carlos?

    5. Lucy remembers her grandfather wearing a braid.

    6. Immigrated to U.S. 1882. Immigration status in 1900, "Alien". On his Death Certificate (1920), it is stated that he has resided in California for 40 years; perhaps this was intended to mean that he had come to California about 1880?

    7 Resided on College St. in Santa Fe, 1900, on "South Side of River".

    8. Y. T. Sue, the informant for Down's Death Certificate, gives his birth year as 1863. (See notes for L. T. Sue for information on relationship of Y. T., L. T., and Down.)

    1. Possible name of home village of Down is Poon Yun, Canton province.