9285b350Wong Wah Deok was born to Wong Dit Sai (father) in 1876 at Portland, Oregon. He left for China on January 7, 1882 on the steamship City of Tokyo. He returned on the steamship City of Rio de Janeiro and arrived in San Francisco on April 20, 1890. The Collector of the Port of San Francisco refused permission for his landing. Wong Wing Yan petitioned for a Writ of Habeas Corpus on April 25, 1890. A bond was posted. Detainee was represented by Alfred Ricketts. On August 7, 1891, an Order of Remand was issued to instruct the Marshall to send detainee back to China. The Marshall was unable to find the detainee in his district. You can view copies of his records at http://www.frederickbee.com/9285.html.

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