When Mrs. Joe Yium (maiden name: Chew-Yook Gum) wed her husband in 1929, @DallasNews reported that she was “the first Chinese woman to have been married in this city within the last twenty-five years.”
Her husband was a “proprietor of a restaurant at 1001 Main street” and the two met in Hong Kong while he was visiting 16 years prior. They lived at 3204 Live Oak Street and had a son (bearing the Americanized name Joe Johnson) who @dallasnews also reported to be the first Chinese child born in Dallas “in about twenty-five years.”
Bill Yee says
I knew Mr and Mrs Yium. They were one of the earliest Chinese American family living in Dallas. Their second son was also name Joe and he work for Dallas Morning News for many years. Joe’s wife is Susie,from Arkansas. Joe was probably couple of years older than me. I think the Yiums have three sons and one daughter, Marie. Their home was in Oak Cliff.