Family in front of Chinese Herb Company
Dr. Yik Hong Chung, his wife Nellie, and their children, Samuel, Arthur and Lillian pose in front of their business, the Chinese Herb Co., at 917 S. Hill St. in Los Angeles.

Lillian Chung Wong (1911 – 2018) was a Los Angeles native whose father, an herbalist, had emigrated from China to open his own office in the Chinatown neighborhood. Lillian’s maternal side of the family had resided in California since moving from China in the 1870s. Lillian attended L.A. High School and USC, from which she graduated in 1933 with a degree in sociology. Lillian met David Wong, a student from China studying engineering at CalTech and the pair married and moved to China. During World War II, they resided in a rural part of China, later moving to Hong Kong where she taught English and he enjoyed a career in civil engineering. They were active members of their community and both involved with the Baptist World Alliance for decades. They returned to the United States in 1982 and retired in Los Angeles in the early 1990s.

Lillian's Oral History Interview Interview