Person:Lok Sue (1)

Lok Ting Sue
b.ABT 1867 China
  1. Down Sue1866 - 1920
  2. Lok Ting SueAbt 1867 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Lok Ting Sue
Alt Name L T
Alt Name Sue Quon Chock
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] ABT 1867 ChinaGuangjao City?
Census? 1910 Hanford, Kings, California, United States
Occupation? Herbalist
Death? Chinapossibly

1.Arrived USA 1907. Page 29B, Line 51.

Residing as Head of household and renter at 15 China Alley. There are 4 boarders, 2 are named Sue. Rnd(?) Sue, age 36 is an herb salesman. Ying Sue, age 60 is a Cook for the Pinal(?) Family. L.T. is an alien, speaks Chinese, is an employer, can read and write, is a Merchant Herb Dealer, and is married. He and his parents were born in China.

L.T. is not in 1920 Census (counted January) but mailed a letter to his sister-in-law, Josefa, from Hanford in April.

2. L.T Sue was brought from San Francisco to Hanford to treat a mortally-ill boy. He liked Hanford and stayed. He returned to China in April 1912, staying for some years. In his absence, his herb business was run by others. He returned to Hanford around 1920, and treated his brother, Down (John So Lee), for tuberculosis in late 1919 or early 1920. He returned finally to China about 1929 and is presumed to have died there. (Conversation with Camille Wing, Curator, Taoist Temple Museum, #12 China Alley, Hanford, May 2000.)

3. According to the Hanford Sentinel for 12 Feb 1988, L. T. originally was employed by Chung Kee Sue, (no relation) who built an herb store at #10 China Alley, in about 1905. After several years, L. T. moved across the street and opened his own store at #15. Artifacts from this store are now on display in the Museum section of the Taoist Temple.

A son of Chung Kee, Dr. Y. T. Sue, took over his father's business and practiced in China Alley until about 1940, when he returned to China. Y. T. is listed as the informant on the Death Certificate of Down Sue in 1920.

4. L. T.'s name is also rendered as Sue Quon Chock on his application for a Merchant's Return Certificate, 21 June 1920. 5. No proof that L. T. and Down were siblings; in the Chinese culture of that time, close associates from the same village could also be considered "brothers". However, the fact that Down sought L. T.'s medical help and the apparent knowledge that L. T. had about Down's family support the family belief that they were blood brothers. Also, in a letter to Aurelia describing Down's funeral, L. T. addresses her as, "Sister-in-law", and refers to himself as, "Your brother-in-law".

  1. Source (503).
  2. Source (43).
  3. Source 140 refers to date only. Don Lee gave city