At 52-years-old the Chinese immigrant and laundry worker (some articles listed him separately as a merchant, a restaurant proprietor and a laundry operator as well) preferred to sacrifice his Earthly journey for the ever after. Having contracted gangrene and after consultations with the elders of the Detroit chapter of the On Leong Tong, he stolidly refused treatment despite the protests of his treating physicians at William J. Seymour Hospital so that he could meet his ancestors in Heaven as an able-bodied commodity (There was even talk of a possible meeting between the patient and his brother in Chicago to change his mind but the meeting apparently never took place.).
|The Pittsburgh Press, January 8, 1936|
|Palm Beach Daily News, January 25, 1936|
Sadly, I don't think he made it back to his beloved homeland in China as the document seems to indicate.