Fook Yee Chong, was born on 28 Aug 1882 and arrived on the island of Kauai
in 1901 from Kwangtung, which is the area that is now most commonly known as
Guangdong, China. On his Social Security application, he stated that his
hometown was Pukak. Now known as Buji, it is situated near the western
limits of Shenzhen City, in the Longgang District. Also indicated on Fook Yee Chong's Social Security application was his father's name, Ah
Chek Cheong. Unsure of his mother's full name, he simply wrote LIU.
was legally married to Mary Ahnee in 1921. She was previously married to Isaac Kaiu.
They had a total of 8 children, all born in Kealia, Kawaihau District,
Kauai County, Hawaii with the exception of Soon Yen Chong who was born
during a family trip to China and left there in the care of Fook Yee's
mother. A toddler, Edward Yau Kwong Chong, made the journey too but died