Chinese Jamaicans and the Panama Railway

Robert Chin (Wally's dad) and his connection to the Panama Railway. 

Did you know that Uncle Robert is a descendant of one of the remaining survivors of the Chinese sent to Jamaica after many died from horrifying causes during the construction of the Panama Railway. These remaining survivors were sent to Jamaica as they were so sick they would not have been able to survive a trip back to China. 

The Chinese were replaced by Jamaicans, many of whom still live in Central America. 

References - http://www.panamarailroad.org/chinesetragedy.html

The Numbers- The Panama Railroad Part I

Archives from https://web.archive.org

Here is a web site that we found where you can view some of our past posting

https://web.archive.org

August 2001
https://web.archive.org/web/20010815161640/http://www.chinesejamaican.com/beci/page16.html
October 2008
https://web.archive.org/web/20001018135743/http://www.chinesejamaican.com/beci/page16.html
Jan 2009
https://web.archive.org/web/20090116035435/http://www.chinesejamaican.com/