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. 

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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