Genealogical Record: John James (Jack) Chew

Self Parents Grandparents GGParents GGGParents
John James (Jack) Chew
Soldier
Civil Servant
Professor

1923-25: Philadelphia, PA, USA
1925-27: Charleston, SC, USA
1927-29: Samoa
1929-32: Philadelphia
1932-35: Canal Zone
1935-38: San Diego, CA, USA
1938-42: (-1940 at 68 85th St, 1940- in Quarters M, Navy Yard) Brooklyn, NY, USA
1942-43: Washington, DC, USA
1943-44: New York, NY, USA
1944-47: U.S. Army in Missouri, Philippines, Japan, Germany, rose from Pvt. to M/Sgt.
1947-48: New York
1948: Zürich, CHE
1949-50: New York
1950-51: Lund, SWE
1951-55: Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
1955-63: State Department, serving in Washington and Tokyo, with a year in 1960-61 on leave in Wakefield, RI, USA
1963-66: SUNY Buffalo, NY, USA
1966-date: Department of Anthropology, U of Toronto, ON, CAN

10003

John James Chew
Captain, CEC, USN

*1893 03 18 Washington DC, USA
+1984 03 __ 909 Hillwood Avenue, Falls Church, Fairfax, VA, USA

Studied engineering at Cornell, tuition paid by a client of his father's. Also held a reserve commission in the Army. Buried at Arlington Cemetery.
US SSN 226-54-1432.

Is the Lieut. J. J. Chew listed as superintendent of public works on page 64 in the 1928 USGPO publication "American Samoa: Joint hearings before the Committee on territories and insular possessions...".

Enumerated in 1940 census in Brooklyn, Assembly District 9, 68 85th St. as the 47-year-old male head-of-household naval captain living with his wife, two children, and two parents-in-law. They reported that five years previously they had been living in the Canal Zone, Panama, and their in-laws had been in Mountain Lake, NJ.

Awarded Legion of Merit for "exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Director of Finance and Operating Department, Bureau of Docks, from 15 December 1941 to 1946".

Is the Captain John J. Chew (CEC) listed as the Inspector General of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, living in D.C., on page. 188 of the "Official Register of the United States" (1951, 1954 and no doubt other editions).

Is the Captain J.J. Chew who signs a letter on page 228 of the "Investigation of Military Public Works: Hearings... 82d Congress, 2d Session" in 1952.

10005 <31:4

Robert Smith Chew

*1848 10 10 Washington DC, USA
+1923 01 13 USA

Listed in 1900 Census, Washington Co., D.C., Roll 159 Book 1, Page 193a, Line 73; living at 1912 H Street, employed as a bank clerk.

(From JJC 10003) Started as a clerk at the Riggs Bank in Washington, D.C. Eventually became head of the credit department. Bought a 'cottage' in Jamestown, R.I. where his wife and children spent their summers growing up.

Listed in 1880 Census of Washington, see ERS 10044.

10021 <53:5

Robert Smith Chew
1811 11 04-1873 08 03
10043 <71:6
Robert Smith Chew
10051 <84:7 >115:22
Elizabeth (Betsey) French
10052 <84:7 >12524:79
Elizabeth Ringold Smith
1815 03 24-1899 02 23
10044 <71:6
Richard Smith
10053 <73:7 >1897:80
Covington Mackall
10054 <73:7 >265:28
Mary Emott (Minnie) Cady

*1862 09 14 Brooklyn NY, USA
+1943 01 05 Norfolk, VA, USA

LDS: R8LZ-3P. Findagrave.com: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC, USA; Chapel Hill Lot 538.

10034 <53:5

Howard Cleveland Cady
1822 10 02-1889 03 23
10045 <59:6
James Hervey Cady
10055 <61:7 >82:10
Sarah C. Howard
10056 <61:7 >79:10
Mary Denison Heard
1821 08 01-1883 10 13
10046 <59:6
William Heard
10057 >924:78
Katherine/Cata Kimball
10058 >952:79
Jessie Katherine Lobdell

*1888 08 04 Bronx, NY, USA
+1975 10 01 Falls Church, Fairfax, VA, USA

US SSN 225-66-4636

JC 10003: had cousins named "Big Bill" Rutan and "Cousin Dorothy" Rutan McMaster (sp?). Dorothy visited us in Toronto, and is listed as DR 110460 pending connection to the main tree.

Alzheimer's Disease.

Listed in 1900 census in Paterson, Passaic Co., NJ, with parents and brother.

1920 census in Boonton, Morris Co., NJ, USA mentions Dorothy Rutan as her parents' niece.

Marriage announced in Army-Navy-Air Force Register and Defense Times, Volume 72

10004 <31:4

Frederick Watkins Lobdell
Silk merchant for a Japanese company

*1866 New York NY, USA
+1942

Enumerated in 1870 census in New York City District 25 Ward 19 page 55 dwelling 484, living with Jas. Y Watkins (63, M, [T?]inner), Cath Watkins (60, F), Kate Watkins (32, F), Frank Watkins (19, M), Lewis Watkins (29, M), Cinthia Watkins (28, F), Mary Watkins (4, F), Sarah Reeve (70, F), Mary Conner (30, F, Servant, b. Ireland), Emma Magraw [?] (14, F, Chinese [rest of page suggests that enumerator may have coded Blacks incorrectly as Chinese], b. Geo [?]). All born in NY except as noted.

Graduate of CCNY (now CUNY). Member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Shriner.

Not in SSDI.

No other children.

Was assumed to be Jewish by his colleagues, never denied it.

Alzheimer's Disease.

10041 <39:5

William Canfield Lobdell
-1867
10047
Nathan Lobdell
10059 >69:13
Phoebe Canfield
10060 >1:1
Catherine Anne (Katie) Watkins
1835-1923
10048
James Young Watkins
10061 <51:7 >2:1
Catherine A. Walmsley
10062 <51:7 >2:1
Jessie Belle MacPherson

*1869
+1941

JJC 10003: Died of bladder cancer. Said "I married your grandfather because he threatened to jump off the Staten Island Ferry if I wouldn't marry him, and I believed him. He can go jump in the lake right now if he likes, I won't stop him."

1920 Census: Boonton Ward 3, Morris, New Jersey, living with daughter Jessie K Lobdell, mother (presumably -in-law) Catherine Dunn, and niece Dorothy Rutan.

Is not likely to be the one listed in the 1940 census living with a Will Lobdell age 78, because she was listed in the 1940 census living with JJC 10005.

JJC 10005 originally had her middle name as Bell (no -e), but JKL 10004's death certificate gives the spelling Belle.

10042 <39:5

John MacPherson
1845-
10049 <45:6
William MacPherson
10063
Isabel McNichol
10064
Isabel Somerville
1849-1881
10050 <45:6
James Somerville
10065
Margaret Masterton
10066

 

SpouseChildrenChildren-in-LawGrandchildren
Hermine Fux

*1931 05 24 Lilienfeld, AUT
+2011 01 __ FL, USA

Died in nursing care, with advanced Alzheimer's disease. Father Rudolf (Rudolph?) was a foreman in a brick factory (?), died of tuberculosis; mother was Czech (from Prague?). Married five times, buried with fourth husband in ME, USA.

11300


m. 19__
div. 195_
Kristina Chew

10026

William Downey

10033

Sean Downey

10035 >3:1

Amanda Downey

10028 >2:1

Nathaniel Downey

10037

Robert Downey

10039

Pamela Chew

10030

Bruce Hay

11313


div. 20__ __ __
Jaclyn Hay

11314 >2:1

Krista Hay

11316

Jim Emory

100367 <2:1


m. 2013 08 23 Newmarket ON, CAN
Pauline Chew

10032

Rob Moore

11317


m. 198_ Toronto, ON, CAN
Melissa Moore

11318

Jessica Moore

11320

John Fraser

11517


m. 197_ Toronto, ON, CAN
div. 19__
Hisae Hagiwara
Japanese language instructor at York University and elsewhere

*1933 11 10 Asakusa, Tokyo JPN
+2020 02 27 09:15 Vermont Square Nursing Home, Room 716, 914 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON, CAN

萩原久榮

Name at birth was Hisae Shimizu, but was adopted by stepfather as a child.

10002 <8:4


m. 1962 06 25 Tokyo JPN
John James Chew
Mathematician, Computer programmer, Scrabble player

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1964-1966: Buffalo, NY, USA.
1966-1978: Willowdale, ON, CAN (travelled around world 1972-1973)
1978-1985: Toronto, ON, CAN (several summers spent in Japan)
1989-1991: Nancy, FRA and Paris, FRA
1991-date: Toronto

10001

Kristen Laraine Pederson

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60000 <815:44


m. 1999 07 03 Toronto ON, CAN
John James (Jamie) Chew

16001

William Edward Ryuuei (Liam) Chew

100001

Edward Kenneth (Ted) Chew

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Named for EL 19119.

10007

Alice Bridget Ching

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11304 <2:1


m. 1990 12 22 Phoenix AZ, USA
Ian Garrett Anthony Chew

11299

Amy Claire Elizabeth Chew

11600

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