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Bessie Yeen Jeong Chan
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1901
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1992
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA

Bessie was one of the first Chinese female graduates from Stanford, with a BA in Biology. She became one of the first Chinese women to become a physician in the US. After witnessing the sad fate of her sister Rose, she ran away with the help of Donaldina Cameron and the Presbyterian Mission in San Francisco, with the goal of becoming educated and not being treated poorly as had her sister Rose. She married late in life, to a Chinese Diplomat, Y.W. Chan, and they had a happy life together. She was affectionately called Nana by her husband's grandchildren, and respected by all. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ying Wing Chan (1893 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: Mausoleum, Section 9, Crypt 197, Tier #2Crypt is in Lawn Terrace part of main mausoleum.
 
Created by: Susan Olsen
Record added: Dec 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101761168
Bessie Yeen <i>Jeong</i> Chan
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Bessie Yeen <i>Jeong</i> Chan
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