||17 Jan 1917
||11 Boone Road, Shanghai, China
||26 Jan 2011 |
||TsÍng Laisun, b. 1826, Singapore , d. 2 Jun 1895, Taku Road, Tientain, China |
|>||1. Annie Laisun, b. c1851|
|>||2. Lena Laisun, b. 1853, Canton, China , d. 17 Mar 1914, 10 Hart Street, Brantford, Ontario, Canada |
| ||3. Elijah Thien Foh Laisun, b. 4 Oct 1854, Shanghai, China , d. 7 Dec 1889, Hong Kong |
| ||4. Spencer TsÍng Laisun, b. 1857, China , d. Jan 1917, Nanking, China |
| ||5. Amy Hanbury Laisun, b. Feb 1865, Shanghai, China , d. 25 Oct 1886, Shanghai, China |
||26 Jan 2011 |
- MRS. TSENG LAISUN.
One of Shanghai's oldest and most respected residents, Mrs. Tseng Laisun, passed away on Wednesday the 17th instant, at her home, 11 Boone Road at the advanced age of 92. Born in Java in 1825 she came as a young girl under the influence of Miss Aldersay, a devoted English missionary working in Soerabaya, and was taken to Batavia where in 1841 she was baptized by Dr. Medhurst of the London Mission.
On the opening of the northern ports, Miss Aldersay came to Ningpo and started the first girls' boarding school in China. The future Mrs. Tseng accompanied her as her first pupil and later became her assistant and adviser in things Chinese. For 76 years Mrs. Tseng lived a Christian life and devoted much of her time to the advancement of the education of Chinese girls and in giving help to the needy. She and her husband were among the first students to be sent by China to America and subsequently Mr. Tseng became secretary and interpreter to Viceroy Li Hung-chang, and two of Mrs. Tseng's daughters became well known in Shanghai as Mrs. N. P. Andersen and Mrs. Buchanan. She was the mother of Mr. Spencer T. Laisun who died a few days ago.
The funeral was preceded by a service in the house conducted by the Rev. Woo, himself 82 years of age and a great friend of the deceased, while at the graveside the Rev. C. E. Darwent officiated. The deceased lady was a member of the Union Church from its earliest days. The large number of foreign and Chinese friends at the Pahsienjao Cemetery where the interment took place and the profusion of beautiful wreaths bore eloquent testimony to the great regard in which Mrs. Tseng Laisun was held.
[The North China Herald - 27 Jan 1917]