|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1932|
Hanford Morning Journal
Sunday, December 11, 1932
KINGS PIONEERS AT FUNERAL OF ED SING; WAS CHINESE MASON
Funeral services for Ed Sing, 66, pioneer resident of Hanford, at the Lewis, Madison & Russell chapel yesterday brought together a number of Kings county pioneers who had known Sing for many years. Sing had resided in Hanford 56 years and had seen it grow from a few shacks to a city of 8000.
Rev. E.A. Anderson, pastor of the First Baptist church, in preaching the funeral sermon, emphasized the fact of a universal God and Savior, regardless of race or creed. While Sing was a member of the Baptist church of Armona since 1915, he often attended the local Baptist church and was credited with influencing several other Chinese in his district to become Christians. Special music was provided by Miss Harriet Kinnee and Mrs. J. Larry Smith.
Following the service at the chapel, graveside services were conducted at the Sam Yup cemetery by the Chinese Masons, Sing having been a member of the Chinese Masonic lodge of Modesto.
Sing was one of the unique characters of Hanford, coming here as a boy with his father, a Chinese physician and superintendent of Chinese laborers who built the railroad from Goshen to Hanford. Sing often acted as interpreter in court cases involving Chinese and often interpreted sermons for his Chinese countrymen.
One of the characteristic habits Sing acquired was to carry about with him on his bicycle a basket containing little gifts of candy, fruit and soda water which he distributed to his friends. He always carried a bell in his pocket and it's tinkle warned friends that Ed Sing was calling. It was while riding his bicycle that he was accidentally struck down by a car and fatally injured last week. Sing was also noted for his kindness to stray dogs and cats of the city.
Sing incidentally was an ardent supporter of Roosevelt during the last campaign and influenced many of his friends to vote for the president-elect.
Pallbearers were A.D. Shay, Arthur Paden, J.A. Whitlow, Sam Kirchert, J.M. Frisbie and S.A. Smith.
Sam Yup Chinese Cemetery
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Created by: JC
Record added: Aug 28, 2011
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