My father’s arrival in Canada


 

Chin Bow Chun commonly known as James (Jim) Bow

March 5, 1900 – December 26, 1974

 

On this day (Nov 10, 1910) my father, Chin Bow Chun, arrived on the SS INABA MARU which landed at Victoria; he was 10 years old. The General Register shows that he paid the Head Tax in the amount of $500.00.  See "ancestors" album under "photos" for a copy of his Certificate of Registration under the 1923 Chinese Immigration Act dated just before my birth and pictures of my dad, mom. maternal grandfather and maternal grandmother. 

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About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Pooka, a small but fierce gray tabby. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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