Fong Gwing Sing was born to Fong Sing Leong (father) and Lum See (mother) in 1870 at Portand, Oregon. He left for China on October 29, 1880 on the steamship City of Peking. He returned on the steamship Gaelic and arrived in San Francisco on September 17, 1890. The Collector of the Port of San Francisco refused permission for his landing. Jare Gwong petitioned for a Writ of Habeas Corpus on September 29, 1890. A bond was posted. S. C. Houghton, Special Referee and Examiner, recommended Discharge on October 26, 1891.He was represented by Alfred Ricketts. On October 26, 1891, an Order of Discharge allowed him to remain in the country. You can view copies of his records at http://www.frederickbee.com/10045.html.