by Roy Chan
Ong Yet Nam was the first born son of Ong Yip Doy and Seto Shee. He was born in 1886 in rural Doung Moon Lei Village, Wu Lung, Hoiping, Guangdung, China, and died at the age of 43 in a tragic boating accident on the Pearl River in Canton, China
In those 43 years he lived a full life, spending about 20 years in the US as a student and a chemist. Thanks to the careful preservation of photos by his son Ken Ang, the archival collections of the Marin History Museum, oral histories from family members, photos by Roy Chan, and resources on the internet, we have been able to piece together his very interesting and adventurous life.
Place of Origin
Place of Settlement
San Rafael, CA