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Taishan, Jiangmen, Guangdong, China to Detroit, MI

1921 | Robert Fon Yee | Male | 11 and under


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Angel Island immigrant: Yes

Place of Origin
Taishan, Jiangmen, Guangdong, China

Place of Settlement
Detroit, MI

In the summer of 1997 and 1998, several former detainees  returned to Angel Island where they were interviewed in the detention  barracks.   Here’s an interview with Robert Fon Yee, who arrived on Angel Island in 1921 from Toisan, China, at the age of 10.


Thanks to Robert’s son William for the following Certificate of Identity for a very young Robert, then called Yee Kin Fon.

Yee, Robert CI








Here is a photo of Robert and his father from a Detroit publication.

Harry-Y.-Yee and Robert Fon Yee in Detroit

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