Keong Chow

29 September 1877–4 March 1964 (Age 86)

The Life of Keong

Keong Chow was born on 29 September 1877, in China. He married Violet Kum Fung Fong on 12 January 1914. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii Territory, United States in 1930 and Representative District 1, Hawaii, Hawaii Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 4 March 1964, in Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Chinese Cemetery, Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States.

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Keong Chow
Violet Kum Fung Fong
Marriage: 12 January 1914
Margaret Chow
Robert Yet Sun Chow

Spouse and Children

12 January 1914


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · Sino-French War

Age 7

The Sino-French War, Tonkin War, or Tonquin war, was a conflict between China and France regarding the control of Tonkin, a region in northern Vietnam. The Qing Dynasty performed well on land and won limited strategic victories; however, the Qing forces in Taiwan and other surrounding islands were defeated by the French. Ultimately, the war ended with the Treaty of Tientsin, which arguably satisfied most of the goals of the French.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English chow (Old English cēo) ‘jackdaw or crow’.2 Chinese 周: variant of Zhou .3 Chinese 邹: Cantonese variant of Zou .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Keong Chow, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Keong Chow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Keong Chow, "Find A Grave Index"

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