Tuesday, June 8, 2010
LA Times News Item July 1st 1918
A grainy image of a Los Angeles Newspaper item tells volumes . By 1918 Jue Joe is a "well known Chinese merchant and marketman " who brings his two sons and wife to the new land .
"AFTER MANY YEARS -DADDY WELCOMES FAMILY FROM ACROSS THE SEAS
United after a separation of more than a dozen years , one of the happiest families in Los Angeles is that of Jue Joe , well known Chinese merchant and marketman. A few days ago , Jue Joe's two sons and their mother arrived from the province of Sum Wai, China. Jue San You is 15 years old and Jue San Tong is 13. Jue Joe had not seen them nor his wife since the youngest was a few months old .
The lads were immensely pleased at the prospect of coming to America and although they knew not a single word of English when they arrived , they at once applied themselves to learning the language and can now write many words in English and they have quite an extensive vocabulary. Jue Joe has employed a tutor for them and they have their English lessons daily. His ambition is to give them training in American schools and make good American businessmen of the lads .
Jue Joe plans soon to make a thorough inspection of the lands in the Imperial Valley with the idea of forming a Chinese company for extensive farming in that region."