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Catalog Number OH0107 Frank Chin v287
Object Name Oral Histories
Scope & Content Oral histories; transcription

REMARKS:"Mr. Chin was born the 6th of July, 1916 in Portland and his parents were from Hong Kong. His grandfather came to Portland and had a grocery store and an import store. Later his parents were brought from China to run this store and he lived in Portland until he was six years old[,] and then went back to China where he stayed until he was 25 and married. As he was an American citizen, he was expected to return to the United States during the war. He worked as a cook and a dish washer[,] and he worked doing defense work in the ship yard for four and a half years. He cooked at Crater Lake Lodge and then came to Roseburg and cooked at the Umpqua Hotel[,] and he also worked at a hotel in Medford. In 1960 he and the other members of his family started the Chin's Restaurant[,] which is still a successful business at this time...." [from page 1 of interview].
Creator Frank Chin; Valerie Sonnenberg
Title Frank Chin Oral History
Imagefile 101\OH0107.JPG
Accession number 2011.1