Ernest Chew(My Great Grandfather)

By Tyler Chew


My great grandfather, Ernest Chew was born on August 25th, 1915 in China.He got married in 1932 to Ester Chew and they had 3 kids. My great grandfather did not have to go through Angel Island or Ellis Island because he was part of the US Air force Flying Tigers which had a base in China. He immigrated to the U.S. when he was 42 and did not bring his family with him. He brought his family when he opened a grocery store and then 9 years later invested in San Francisco real estate. For the rest of his life He watched over his family and he died due to operation failure on February 5th, 1989.

Events in his Lifetime he was part of

World War 2

My grandfather was a mechanic in World War 2 with a group called the Flying Tigers. World War 2 was a horrible time when some of the biggest countries split in two and fought against each other.