For all those people not familiar with the Yee family name, it is a very common name kinda like Smith or Jones. There are literally millions of Yees around the world. However with this common name came some problems. During the 1800 and 1900 there were severe limitations of chinese immigrants. A lot were prohibited from immigrating to the USA unless there were sponsored by chinese citizens here in America. Some chinese bought "paper names", of existing Americans in order to immigrate here. So if you are tracing chinese names, it's possible Yee is only a paper name. Your original name might be totally different.
John Yee Newtown High School, Elmhurst, NY Class of 75.