Mormon “Lock Long Choong” Charlie

Mormon “Lock Long Choong” Charlie

Birth
China
Death 12 Oct 1939 (aged 77)
Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming, USA
Memorial ID 57368091 · View Source
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LOCK CHONG CHOONG
EVANSTON, WYO., Oct. 14_Funeral services for Lock Chong Choong (Mormon Charley), 77, who died at his home Thursday evening, will be held Sunday morning at ten o'clock at the Durnford mortuary. Interment will be in the city cemetery near the grave of the late "China Mary," historic Chinese character. The grave will be dedicated by William M. Harris.

Ogden Standard Examiner October 14, 1939

Mormon Charlie – His real name was Lock Long Choong. Mormon Charlie was only a nickname and he wasn't actually a Mormon. He was given the nickname because he assimilated well with the locals. Charlie migrated to the U.S. in 1881 at age 19. He was a well known vegetable gardener in Evanston, Wyoming. He was a small man who was remembered for carrying large amounts of vegetables around town using two baskets supported by a long pole. Sometimes he would give children rides in the basket. He was well trusted by locals; he often entered people's homes to leave vegetables while they were out for the evening.

See also China Mary

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  • Created by: Jason O'Driscoll
  • Added: 20 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 57368091
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mormon “Lock Long Choong” Charlie (2 Feb 1862–12 Oct 1939), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57368091, citing Evanston City Cemetery, Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Jason O'Driscoll (contributor 47130140) .