by Helen W. Yee
Admitted as a student in 1928, Mr. Yee spent most of his life as a laundryman in San Francisco. His daughter Helen shares her fond memories of his cooking prowess and gentle nature.
Born on October 13, 1911, in Canton, China, my Dad, Chen Teung Yee, was a petite gentleman, who stood tall in his children’s eyes. He was the sole surviving child in his family. His grandfather was a blacksmith and his father was a fisherman. The family farmed as well.
*Photos provided by Helen Yee (top to bottom): Top - Chan Teung Yee, Middle - Chan Teung Yee at Quality Hand Laundry, Bottom - Suey Yeong Yee with William Helen & Ted
Place of Origin
Place of Settlement
San Francisco, U.S.