Henry Thomas Chan

24 August 1893–December 1986 (Age 93)
Lake Mary Township, Douglas, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Henry Thomas

When Henry Thomas Chan was born on 24 August 1893, in Lake Mary Township, Douglas, Minnesota, United States, his father, Ferdinand H Chan, was 30 and his mother, Marie Ann Landa, was 20. He married Ruth Elizabeth Doles on 29 June 1929, in Elbow Lake, Grant, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Lowry, Pope, Minnesota, United States in 1900 and Alexandria, Douglas, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died in December 1986, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 93.

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Henry Thomas Chan
Ruth Elizabeth Doles
Marriage: 29 June 1929

Spouse and Children

29 June 1929
Elbow Lake, Grant, Minnesota, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Ferdinand H Chan


    Marie Ann Landa




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 4

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 Chinese 陈: Cantonese variant of Chen .2 Chinese 詹: variant transcription of Zhan .3 Vietnamese (Chân): unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Chan in household of Ferdinand Chan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry T Chan in household of Fred H Chan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry Chan in household of Ferdinand Chan, "United States Census, 1900"

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