Friday, August 31, 2012

David McLeod Craik, death 1 August 1938, Penang

ARCHITECT'S 36 YEARS IN MALAYA. Mr. D. M. Craik Buried At Penang. Penang, Aug 2. The funeral of Mr. David McLeod Craik, the well-known Malayan architect, took place at Penang today. Mr. Craik, who was 65, had been in Malaya for 36 years. He first practised in Singapore and later moved to Penang. His wife died a short time ago in England. He leaves  one son and two daughters. Mr. Craik had been planning to leave for England shortly. He felt ill and died in General Hospital last night. Mr. Craik, the senior member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in Malaya, was born in 1873 and belonged to a south of Scotland family. He spent the early part of his childhood in the Stewarty and latter removed with his parents to Swansea where he received his education. After leaving school at the age of 16 he was articled to Messrs. Bucknall and Jennings, architects of Swansea and London from 1889 to 1894. Thereafter he served as an assistant in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast. In 1898 Mr. McLeod Craik went to London serving about two years with Mr. J. M. Brydon, F.R.I.B.A, working on the plans for the new Local Government offices, Whitehall ; and afterwards one and a half years in a City officee. He passed his examination as student R.I.B.A., in 1896 ; Associate in 1900 ; and was elected a Fellow in 1903. To Malaya in 1902. Of his career in Malaya, Mr. McLeod Craik says that he came out in 1902 as first Architectural Assistant to the Singapore Municipality and remained about five years, when he resigned and started his own practice in 1907. During this period he designed the ricksha station at Kreta Ayer and the entrance lodge and gate and the chapel at the Bidadari Cemetery. As a private practitioner, he secured the largest job at that period, the Arcade for Alkaff and Co., which was erected at a cost of some $200,000. This was followed by St. Joseph's Cathedral and parochial buildings and alterations to the convent for the Portugese Mission, the Wesley Church and new schools, etc. of the Methodist Episcopal Mission, the Masonic Hall in Coleman Street, the New French Bank, Raffles' Place and other works. In 1913 as he desired to go on leave he arranged to join the old established firm of Messrs. Swan and MacLaren and eventually at the end of May 1914 left for Home on his first leave since his arrival in the Colony in 1902. He arrived just a month before the war was declared. He reported for duty as Lieutenant R.E. in September 1914 at Brompton Barracks and trained and took the 145 A.T. Co. R.E. to France in September 1915 and commanded the Company until he was wounded at the end of November 1917 ; after which he commanded the 566 Wilts Territorial Co. R.E. at Worgret Camp, Wareham until after the Armistice. He retired with the rank of Captain R.E. and was demobilised in August 1919 in Singapore. After demobilisation he returned to Malaya and proceeded to Penang wwhere he opened an office for Messrs. Swan and MacLaren with work for the Hong Kong Bank, two large residences and a new bank at Sungei Patani Kedah. On the death of Mr. P. C. Russell the name of the Penang branch was changed to Messrs. Swan MacLaren and Craik with Mr. Harry Robinson and Mr. Atkin-Berry as Mr. Craik's partners, and so continued until 1928 when the partnership was dissolved, and he resumed his old style and name. Work In Penang. Mr. McLeod Craik had carried out very many works in Penang. He was responsible for the erection of the K.K.S. Bank ; new premises in Bishop Street for Messrs. United Engineers ; the new St. Joseph's Novitiate and Chapel for the Roman Catholic Mission ; the seaside residence and entrance gates at North Beach. He prepared plans for rebuilding "Chatsworth" for Mr. Alan Loke and houses for himself, Mr. D. A. M. Brown, Loke Wan Ywt and Khoo Heng Pan at Penang Hill ; the new clubhouse and women's pavilion, Tanjong Bungah, for the Penang Swimming Club, and the large block of residential flats and motor car showrooms for Ho Kim Teik, and many other European residences ; also the Windsor Cinema, shops, restaurant, hotel and roof garden for Khoo Heng Pan, and Extension to Anglo-Chinese Girls' School and the new Methodist Church. He also carried out a duplicate of his design of the Wesley Church, Singapore, on behald of Beunos Ayres Methodist Episcopal Missions. High Reputation. Mr. McLeod Craik had a very high reputation as a valuator and licensed appraiser for European firms, the Municipality and Government and carried out a vast amount of work of this nature during his period in Penang and district. Mr. McLeod Craik was an enthisiastic Volunteer and original Member of the S.R.E. (V) and designed badges and buttons for that unit in which he served from 1902 to 1921 when the Volunteer force was reconstructed. He retired with the rank of lieutenant and joined the Penang Volunteers as a private and retired in 1925 with Long Service Medal. He was honorary secretary fo the Tanglin Club in 1907 and a keen bowler and skittles player. He won the professional pairs in 1905, partnered by the late Mr. V. A. Fowler (killed in action in 1916), and captained the Tanglin team in the last bowling match with Teutonia Club 1913-14. As a member of the St. Andrew's Society, Singapore, he prepared and supervised all the decorations for annual balls up to 1913, including the Coronation Ball in 1911 and did the same in Penang after the war. He was elected Chieftain for the year 1929-30. Mr. McLeod Craik was the oldest practicing Architect in the Straits Settlements. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 3 August 1938, Page 5]

Por Joo Yeok and Choong Min Fatt, marriage 24 May 1936, Penang

Penang, May 24. A wedding forging a link between two well-known Penang Chinese families was solemnised at the Chinese Town Hall today between Mr. Choong Min Fatt, secretary of the Chinese Consulate, and Miss Por Joo Yeok. Mr. Choong Min Fatt is the only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Choong Yew Meng, and Miss Por Joo Yeok is a daughter of the late Mr. Por Yam Hong and Mrs. Por Yam Hong. [The Straits Times, 27 May 1936, Page 17]

Kalyance Sundariammal daughter of N. Subbaraya Pillay and B. Nadaraja Pillay of Tanjore, marriage February 1922, Penang

A grand Hindu wedding has been celebrated at Penang the contracting parties being B. Nadaraja Pillay of Tanjore and Kalyance Sundariammal, daughter of Mr. N. Subbaraya Pillay, Proprietor, I.C.A. School, Penang. The house was profusely decorated and a large number of friends, including members of the Penang Hindu Sabha, attended. The wedding was conducted by the Priest of Mariamman Temple. Members of the Hindu Sabha garlanded the happy couple. [The Straits Times, 7 February 1922, Page 8]

Marian Bee and Mohamed Eusoff, marriage October 1928, Penang

A fashionable Malay wedding took place during the week-end, wires our Penang correspondent, the parties being Mr. Mohamed Eusoff, of Messrs. Presgrave and Matthews, and Miss Marian Bee granddaughter of the late Mr. Mohamed Ariff, who was a well-known local millionaire. The house and grounds were brilliantly illuminated, and a large number of European, Mohammedan, and other guests were entertained to dinner on a sumptuous scale. [The Straits Times, 4 October 1928, Page 9]

Shareah binti Dato Klana Petra and Zainal Abidin bin Dato Maharaja Lela Mohamed Lati, marriage March 1936

There was a large attendance last night at Pantai at the marriage of Enche Shareah binti Dato Klana Petra, daughter of Dato Klana Petra C.B.E., the senior Undang of Negri Sembilan confederacy, and Inche Zainal Abidin bin Dato Maharaja Lela Mohamed Lati, Penghulu of Labu. The large attendance included Tuan Sheikh Ahmad J.P., M.S.C., Inche Osman bin Haji Dahat, Registrar Supreme Court, Inche Mohamed Idris, District Officer, Port Dickson, Inche Abdul Aziz I.S.M., M.S.C., Inche Abu Bakar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Inche Mohamed Yusop, Asst. District Officer, Seremban and all the Penghulus. [The Straits Times, 16 March 1936, Page 13]

Azizah binti Dato Hussein and Othman bin Abdul Karim, marriage 13 November 1947, Raub

RAUB, Thursday. --- Dato Hussein bin Taib, the State Shahbandar, was host to a large number of friends and relatives at his residence at Simpang Chamang, Bentong, yesterday on the occasion of the wedding of his second daughter, Che Azizah to Che Othman bin Abdul Karim, deputy-assistant District Officer in Bentong. The "Bersanding" (wedding ceremony) which took place at night was performed ceremoniously accodring to traditional rites. [The Straits Times, 14 November 1947, Page 5]

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lim Kek Chuan, death 17 November 1907, Penang

DEATH OF PENANG OPIUM FARMER. Penang, November 18, 10.35 a.m. The death took place suddenly, last evening from cerebral hemorrhage of Mr Lim Kek Chuan, the Penang Opium Farmer. The deceased gentleman was about  fifty years of age, and was the senior partner in the Penang Opium Farm. Greatly respected not only among the Chinese but the European community, he took a deep interest in the welfare of the community generally, and was ever ready to subscribe liberally to any worthy object. He possessed considerable wealth : the fortune he amassed is believed to amount to a million dollars. Four months ago, the deceased gentleman was married a second time ; his first wife died last year. He leaves a large family. One of his sons, Mr Lim Mar Siang, is in the employ of a contractor to the Tanjong Pagar Dock Board. Deceased was well known in Singapore. [The Straits Times, 18 November 1907, Page 7]

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ng Ann Thye, death May 1936, Ipoh

Ipoh, May 2. The death has occurred of Mr. Ng Ann Thye, eldest son of the late Mr. Ng Boo Bee who was a millionaire tin miner 50 years ago owning many tin mines at Kamunting, near Taiping and also many houses at Taiping and Penang. Mr. Ng Ann Thye was a former member of the Taiping Sanitary Board and a committee member of the Taiping Turf Club. He also owned racehorses and served on several public bodies. He had been in ill health latterly. A keen sportsman he frequently took soccer teams from Taiping to play at Penang. The funeral will take place on Wednesday. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 4 May 1936, Page 6]

Kee Tek Kow, death June 1926, Penang

LATE MR. KEE TEK KOW. Well-Known Pioneer Rubber Planter. Penang, June 14. The death has occurred of Mr. Kee Tek Kow, who was wwell-known throughout Malaya as a pioneer rubber planter in Province Wellesley. He was the joint owner, with his brothers, of the famous Valdor Estate. He died at his family residence at Sungei Bakap after an illness lasting for three days. The funeral will take place on July 2. [The Straits Times, 15 June 1926, Page 8]

Tan Lo Heong, death August 1936, Penang

The death of Mr. Tan Lo Heong, J.P., occurred at 16 Anson Road, Penang, on Saturday. He leaves his wife, two sons Tan Swee Teong and Tan Swee Chin, three daughters-in-law and fourteen grandchildren. Mr. Tan Lo Heong was born in 1881 in Province Wellesley. He started rubber planting in 1899 and commenced a mining career in 1923. He was a founder of Kwang Heng Rice Mill at Parit Buntar, now belonging to the F.M.S. Government. [The Straits Times, 28 August 1936, Page 16]

Haji Che May bin Abdul Aziz, July 1954, Tumpat

KOTA BAHRU. Mon. --- A member of the Tumpat Town Council, Tuan Haji Che May bin Abdul Aziz, collapsed and died at the first meeting of the Town Council held this morning in the Tumpat District Office. He was also a member of the State Council, Kelantan. He collapsed after he had moved a motion. Tuan Haji Che May was born and educated in Penang, and served in the Council of State since 1952. [The Straits Times, 27 July 1954, Page 1]

Tan Chooi Chit (Mrs.Lim Geng Hooi), death 10 September 1929, Penang

The death occcurred yesterday morning of Mrs. Tan Chooi Chit Neo, wife of Mr. Lim Geng Hooi, managing director of George Town Motor Garage, Penang. The deceased lady was a popular member of the Chinese community and had been ill only for a week with fever. Besides her husband she leaves three sons and two daughters. The date of the funeral is not yet fixed. [The Straits Times, 11 September 1929, Page 12]

Majoor Wee Boon Teng, death 1939

Majoor Wee Boon Teng's Funeral. The funeral of Majoor Wee Boon Teng took place at Bukit Brown Cemetery, amid a large attendance of relatives, friends, clubs and the Boys' Brigade (1st Company). [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 9 May 1939, Page 15]

Khoo Paik Kin (Mrs. Goh Hock Huat), death 21 October 1938

Funeral Of Mme. Khoo. Klang. The funeral of Madame Khoo Paik Kin, wife of Towkay Goh Hock Huat, J.P., and well-known rubber planter and owner of the Malayan Pineapple Factory, Klang, took place at Penang. The ceremonial rites were performed according to Penang custom and lasted for 7 days from Oct. 21 on which date she died suddenly. Li Teik Sia Association, the Chinese Benevolent Association and the Penang Goh Kongsi rendered helpful services for the funeral. [The Straits Times, 6 November 1938, Page 7]

Lim Cheng Law (L. C. L.), death 31 August 1964, Penang

20,000 letters up—LCL dies at 81. By Khor Cheang Kee. PENANG, Mon. --- Mr. Lim Cheng Law --- better known as plain L.C.L., champion writer of "letters to the editor" --- died in his Logan Road home here yesterday. He was 81. He died at 6.45 p.m. after complaining to his wife that he was not feeling well. The funeral has been fixed provisionally for Thursday. Mr. Lim, a Justice of the Peace, was a member of one of the oldest Chinese families in the country. He liked to regard himself as a spare time journalist and wrote his first letter to the Press in 1907. 'FORGOTTEN.' "I have forgotten what it was about," he once told me, "but I could never forget the thrill of seeing my initials in print for the first time." That was only a start. In the next halff century, L.C.L. was to see 20,000 of his letters published. He had a prodigious memory and a sure grasp of facts and figutes. His knowledge of men and affairs extended beyond Penang, or Malaysia. AUTHORITY. He was an acknowledged authorrity on Ceylon and was probably the only Malaysian with a complete set of the Ceylon Hansard. For over half a century, L.C.L. collected books, pamphlets, articles and press cuttings. He had a roomful of files of his letters to newspapers. His last letter which appeared in the local Press a few days before his own death, was in praise of the late Mrs. Saw Choo Theng, wife of the Penang banker and rubber magnate. Today, L.C.L.'s pen is still --- and Malaysian journalism has lost one of its oldest and best known characters. [The Straits Times, 1 September 1964, Page 7]

L.C.L's funeral. Penang, Thurs. --- Many old residents of Penang were among a large gathering at the funeral today of Mr. Lim Cheng Law, better known through his "Letters to the Editor" as LCL. [The Straits Times, 4 September 1964, Page 8]

Boey Kim Loon and Ng Chye Mee, marriage 16 January 1937, Penang

Taiping Wedding. Chinese Married in Reformed Style. Taiping, Jan. 16. Two Chinese marriages in the reformed style took place today at the Cantonese Hoay Kuan at Taiping. In the first marriage the bridegroom was Mr. See Toh Tuck, second son of Madam Wong Ah Ngan, while the bride was Miss Lee Siew Eng, second daughter of the late Mr. Lee Man. The ceremony was conducted by Mr. Tham Chow Tuck, while the attesting witnesses were Messrs. Lim Kok Heng and Tan Eng Hoe. Miss Tilly Goon acted as bridesmaid, while Mr. Lee Yan Sau was bestman. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the same place. The couple left for their honeymoon for Penang. The second marriage was that of Mr. Boey Kim Loon, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Boey Seng Thiang, and Miss Ng Chye Mee, fifth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ng Sen Thiang. Mr. Lim Seang Kwee was bestman, while the Misses Boey Pak Lin and Boey Pak Ying nieces of the bridegroom, acted as flower girls. Towkay Loh Ah Kiew conducted the ceremony, while the attesting witnesses were Messrs. Ng Sen Fook and Chong Fook Lum. The ceremony was followed by a largely attended reception at the same place. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 18 January 1937, Page 3]

See Toh Tuck and Lee Siew Eng, marriage 16 January 1937, Penang

Taiping Wedding. Chinese Married in Reformed Style. Taiping, Jan. 16. Two Chinese marriages in the reformed style took place today at the Cantonese Hoay Kuan at Taiping. In the first marriage the bridegroom was Mr. See Toh Tuck, second son of Madam Wong Ah Ngan, while the bride was Miss Lee Siew Eng, second daughter of the late Mr. Lee Man. The ceremony was conducted by Mr. Tham Chow Tuck, while the attesting witnesses were Messrs. Lim Kok Heng and Tan Eng Hoe. Miss Tilly Goon acted as bridesmaid, while Mr. Lee Yan Sau was bestman. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the same place. The couple left for their honeymoon for Penang. The second marriage was that of Mr. Boey Kim Loon, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Boey Seng Thiang, and Miss Ng Chye Mee, fifth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ng Sen Thiang. Mr. Lim Seang Kwee was bestman, while the Misses Boey Pak Lin and Boey Pak Ying nieces of the bridegroom, acted as flower girls. Towkay Loh Ah Kiew conducted the ceremony, while the attesting witnesses were Messrs. Ng Sen Fook and Chong Fook Lum. The ceremony was followed by a largely attended reception at the same place. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 18 January 1937, Page 3]

Koh Eng Hin, death 26 November 1939, Penang

MR. KOH ENG HIN DIES AGED 80. Penang, Nov. 27. The death of Mr. Koh Eng Hin, well-known Penang Chinese merchant, took place at his residence in Hutton Lane, yesterday, after a long illness. He was 80 years of age and before his retirement some years ago took an active part in the public and business life of Penang. He is survived by three sons, Messrs. Koh Khoon AIk, Koh-Lim Gim Kang and Koh Eng Kee ; three daughters, Mesdames Koh Cheng Kooi, Koh Gaik Kooi and Koh Gun Kooi ; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. [The Straits Times, 28 November 1939, Page 10]

L. C. T. L. Palaniappa Chettiar, death February 1935, Penang

CHETTIAR'S DEATH. Secretary of Penang Chamber. Mr. L. C. T. L. Palaniappa Chettiar, secretary of Penang Chettiar Chamber of Commerce, died at the General Hospital on Monday after a brief illness of nine days. His remains were taken to Penang Street and thence to Batu Lanchang burial ground where the cremation took place according to Hindu rites. A large number of local Chettiars were present. The Hon. Mr. H. H. Abdoolcader attended the ceremony and others present included Mr. Nadason Pillay, J.P., and Mr. Yahambram Pillay. [The Straits Times, 28 February 1935, Page 12]

Lim Chin Guan, death August 1963, Penang

Mr. Lim Chin Guan dies, aged 83. PENANG. Fri.--- Another link with old Penang has been severed with the death of Mr. Lim Chin Guan, father of Mr. Lim Huck Aik, president of the Penang Turf Club. The late Mr. Lim, 83, who died at his son's Jesselton Road home on Wednesday after suffering a stroke, will be cremated at Batu Gantong on Sunday. A son of the late Towkay Lim Mah Chye, Mr. Lim was well known among local business circles at the turn of the century. A road in Penang has been named after him. [The Straits Times, 31 August 1963, Page 5]

P. K. Nambyar, death April 1928, Penang

DEATH OF MR. NAMBYAR. Indian Member of Legislative Council. We regret to record the death of Mr. P. K. Nambyar, of Penang, representative of the Indian community on the Legislative Council, who passed away in his sleep on Monday evening after a brief illness. Mr. Nambyar, who was a barrister-at-law, was born at Malabar in 1869, and educated at Zamurin's College, Calicut, Presidency College, Madras, and St. John's College, Cambridge. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1894. He practiced in the Straits and the F.M.S., and was appointed a member of the Legislative Council in 1923. A highly respected member of the Indian community and an ardent worker in the cause of his fellow countrymen in Malaya, his death is regretted by a wide circle of friends in all communities. [The Straits Times, 25 April 1928, Page 10]

The Rev. G. F. Pykett, death September 1932, England

LOSS TO METHODIST CHURCH. Death in England of The Rev. G. F. Pykett. Penang, Sept 12. Cable information was received this morning of the death in England of the Rev. G. F. Pykett, who only retired last April. Mr. Pykett was a leading figure in the Methodist Mission in Malaya. On retirement he left Penang with Mrs. Pykett, wh predeceased him about two months ago. This double loss within so short a space as two months will be received with regret by thousands in Malaya. Both Mr. and Mrs. Pykett were connected with scholastic and missionary work in Penang for nearly 40 years. The Anglo-Chinese School in Penang stands as a monument to Mr. Pykett's efforts and enthusiasm. Two memorial services are being held tomorrow, one at the Maxwell Road School and the other at the Wesley Church. Honour Without Honours. "The Wanderer" writing in the Sunday Times last April said of Mr. Pykett :--- Mr. Pykett worked for a time in Kuala Lumpur but most of his service was spent in Penang, where he was a well-known and highly respected figure. He did not fill the public eye in the way that his late British colleague, Mr. Horley did, but in a quieter way he brought great energyanked amo character to his work, and he is to be ranked among very many others who have never figured in the Honours List but have nevertheless given valuable service to this country. [The Straits Times, 13 September 1932, Page 6]

Koh Cheng Sian, death 1928, Penang

Our Penang correspondent wires that the death has occurred from broncho pneumonia at his residence in Bishop Street, of Mr Koh Cheng Sian, only surviving son of the late Mr Koh Seang Tat J.P., M.C. He was sixty-six years of age and was well known in Penang. For quite a long time he managed the spirit farms in Hong Kong; he had travelled extensively in China, Japan and the Philippines. Upon returning to Penang he served with the legal firm of Presgrave and Matthews. He was the first secretary of the Chinese Town Hall and was also for several years the first hon. secretary of the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Mr Koh Cheng Sian was one of the founders of the Straits Echo. For several years he had lived in retirement, but frequently contributed articles on matters Chinese to the local press. [The Straits Times, 4 December 1928, Page 8]

Herman Lawrence Cutter and Hilda Henrietta Doral, marriage 1 July 1922, Penang

MARRIAGE. CUTTER-DORAL.---At the Church of the Assumption, Penang, on July 1, 1922, Herman Lawrence Cutter, of the Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ltd., to Hilda Henrietta Doral, fifth daughter of the late Mr. P. R. A. Doral and Mrs. Doral. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 6 July 1922, Page 6]

Gorio J. Martinez, death April 1931, Klang

The death took place suddenly on Friday at Klang of Mr. Gorio J. Martinez, from heartt failure. Mr. Martinez was only 28 years old and was the brothe-in-law of Mr. D. C. D'Almeida, of Klang. He leaves a young widow and a large circle of relatives, both in Penang and Singapore. [The Straits Times, 27 April 1931, Page 10]

Mrs. J. Byrne, death 12 May 1935, Singapore

The death occurred at the General Hospital off Mrs. J. Byrne at 11.10 p.m. last night. She leaves behind a husband and nine children to mourn their loss. The cortege will leave 101 Ann Siang Hill at 4.30 p.m. today. Interment at Bidadari cemetery. Penang, Hong Kong and English papers please copy. [The Straits Times, 13 May 1935, Page 2; The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 13 May 1935, Page 8]

Gerald Byrne, death 21 October 1891, Singapore

Death. At Singapore, on October 21st, Gerald Byrne, of Cork, 2nd Engineer, s.s. Ban Whatt Hin. Aged 33 years. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 22 October 1891, Page 2]

J. D. Scully, death 11 February 1935, Penang

MR. J. D. SCULLY. Penang Feb 11. The death occurred shortly after noon today of Mr. J. D. Scully, J.P., at the residence of his son, 52, Peel Avenue, Penang. Deceased who was 78 years old, was a doyen of the local Eurasian community and, until a few years ago, took an active part in the cosial life of Penang. For many years he was leader of the Eurasian community and took a prominent part in all public matters. He was a forceful and eloquent speaker, excellent in debate and repartee. For many years he was president of the Penang Recreation Club. He had been ailing for the past few months. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 12 February 1935, Page 2]

Chung Thye Phin, death March 1935, Penang

CAPITAN CHINA DEAD. MR. CHUNG THYE PIN (From Our Own Correspondent.) Penang, Saturday. THE death has occurred of Capitan Chung Thye Pin, reputed to be one of the wealthiest Chinese in Penang, at his residence 58, Northam Road, following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Capitan Chung Ah Kwee. Born in Kota, Taiping, in 1979, he was educated at St. Xavier's Institution, Penang. He was a member of the State Council, Perak, and was on the committee of the King Edward VII School, Taiping, and a trustee of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. He was also a J.P., for Perak, Capitan China of Perak and a member of the committee of the Chinese Town Hall. Well-known throughout Malaya, the late Mr. Chung Thye Pin counted a wide circle of friends among all communities. Mr. Chung Thye Pin was one of the earliest motorists in the country. On the occasion of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Connaught and Princess Patricia to Penang in the early days of this century, Mr. Chung Thye Pin drove their Highnesses round Penang. He was a keen racegoer and billiard player and was responsible for a great deal of charitable work. (The Straits Times, 31 March 1935, Page 1; The Straits Times, 1 April 1935, Page 15; The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 2 April 1935, Page 3; )

-- FUNERAL OF CHUNG THYE PHIN -- Penang, Apr. 5. -- THE funeral of Capitan Chung Thye Phin, which took place from his residence, 58, Northam yesterday morning, was attended by nearly 500 friends and relatives, some of whom had come from Ipoh, Taiping and Kuala Lumpur. There were approximately 200 mourners, including the deceased's wives, children, and grandchildren. The procession was a quarter of a mile long. Innumerable Chinese banners, Chinese priests, the Municipal Band, and Boys Scouts from the Second Penang (A.C.S.) Troop, under S.M. Yeoh Seng Chan, former the almost unending train, which was brought up in the rear by the coffin and finally the mourners and followers. Many prominent local and outstation men were present including Hon. Mr. Palgrave Simpson, Mr. Leong Sin Nam, Mr. Cheah Cheang Lim, Dato Panglima Kinta and Mr. Heah Joo Seang. The procession started shortly after 11 a.m., proceeding down Northam Road into Transfer Road and Sri Bahari Road, to come out into Penang Road. The train broke up at the junction of Burma and Penang Roads, from where the coffin was borne up to Bagan Jermal for burial in a private piece of land in the estate of the late Cheang Keng Kwee. After the burial ceremony was over at the grave side, the procession proceeded home. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 8 April 1935, Page 3

Khoo Joo Bee (Mrs. Chung Thye Phin), death 1924, Penang

THE LATE MRS. CHUNG THYE PHIN: The funeral of Mrs Chung Thye Phin, which took place in ideal weather at Penang on Sunday, was one of the grandest, if not the grandest funerals yet seen in Penang. There was fully an attendance of about 1,000 people, not only from Penang, but from Perak and other parts of Malaya, who had come to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased lady and to convey their sincere condolence to Capitan Chung ThyePhin, her husband, in his sad bereavement. His Highness the Sultan of Perak was represented by Kechil Sulong, Raja Abdul Hamid, Orang Kaya Besar, Datoh Shabandar, Dato Mana Kernia, Raja Aamanshah, and Raja Arifasah. The large crowd of people of all stations of life testified to the esteem and respect in which Capitan Chung Thye Phin and his deceased were are held. --P.G. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 30 October 1924, Page 7

Chung Guat Nya (Mrs. Lam Teng Kam), death October 1922, Batu Gajah

A telegram from our Ipoh correspondent says that the sad death of a Chinese lady, Mrs Lam Teng Kam, daughter of the Kapitan China, took place at the Tronoh Cinema, on Sunday. She was near a Kitson light when the flames suddenly caught her clothes. She ran out in the general stampede carrying her baby in her arms. The latter was saved but the woman was taken to Batu Gajah hospital badly burnt, and died soon after. The funeral took place yesterday. The Straits Times, 25 October 1922, Page 10

LOCAL WIRES | TRAVELLING CINEMA FATALITY | (From Our Own Correspondent) Ipoh Oct 25: A distressing incident occurred at a travelling cinema at Tronoh, resulting in the death of a Chinese lady, the wife of Lam Teng Kam and the daughter of the Kapitan China, Chung Thye Phin. It appears that while she was viewing the show, with an infant in her arms, her kebaya became saturated with oil dripping from a Kitson lamp, and caught fire. She created a panic and the audience stampeded. By the time the jaga had plucked the child away, the woman was badly burned, and she died in Batu Gajah hospital the next day. The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 26 October 1922, Page 6

A Tronoh Tragedy: The funeral took place ast the Cantonese Cemerery to-day, says the Times of Malaya of Tuesday, of Mrs Lam Teng Kam, the daughter of Kapitan Chung Thye Phin. The deceased lady, who was only 25 years of age, met her end under sad circumstances. She was attending a travelling cinema show at Tronoh with her husband and children a few nights back, when her clothes caught fire from one of the Kitson lights, it is alleged. Exactly how the accident happened is not very clear but it would appear that the deceased's kabaya was saturated with oil from the light and that her clothes were soon in flames. There was apparently the stampede that usually accompanies an accident of this nature at a public show, and the suffering woman was badly scorched before the fire could be beaten off her clothes. She was taken to Batu Gajah Hospital immediately, but the injuries were of a serious nature and death soon followed. At the time of the accident Mrs Lam Teng Kam had her last child in her arms and, in the excitement and confusion, held her child away from her as she ran about in the agony of the flames that were consuming her clothes. Fortunately a Sikh jaga held out his arms for the child and she handed the infant over before it could be hurt by the flames. - The Straits Times, 28 October 1922, Page 10.

Wong Kim Hone, death January 1939, Kuala Lumpur

The death has occurred of Mr. Wong Kim Hone, one of the best-known Chinese architects in Kuala Lumpur. He was 45. A son of the late Mr. Wong Siew Kuan, who was an electrical engineer, Mr. Wong Kim Hone was born in China and was educated at the Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur. He began his career with the Penang Hill Railway and was later a partner in the firm of Barnabas and Co. He went into business on his own in 1936. He was a member of the Institute for Architects of Malaya and took a keen interest as an actor member in the Chui Lok Amateur Dramatic Association. Mr. Wong was responsible for a number of the designs of buildings in Kuala Kubu Bharu and the building of the Chui Lok Dramatic Association and the Seventh-Day Adventis Mission School, Kuala Lumpur. A large gathering was present at the funeral which took place on Monday. He leaves besides his widow, two sons, Messrs Wong Kinmen and Wong Peng Kong ; two daughters, Misses Wong Yat Meng and Wong Yat Ying ; a sister, Madam Wong Kim Lin ; and a brother, Mr. Wong Kim Sung, who is in the Chinese Customs Service in Yunnan. [The Straits Times, 15 January 1939, Page 2]

Jimmy Kemp, death 1955, Glasgow

the 48 foster children of Mr. Jimmy Kemp, the Grand Old Man of Kroh, wept today when they were told of his death in Glasgow, Scotland. Mr. Kept, who had lived in this mining town in Perak for 55 years died on Tuesday. He was 80. His funeral takes place tomorrow. Mr. J. B. Caddy, manager of Rahman Hydraulic Tin Mine, received the news of his death. The whole town joined in the mourning. Mr. Kemp was a friend of everybody in Kroh. Local people called him the "Uncrowned King of Kroh." Mr. Kemp, a bachelor, loved children and he adopted 41 boys and seven girls, all children of tin miners in the area. He paid for their schooling and gave them pocket money. When he left Kroh on April 28 on retirement they gave him a touching farewell. All the children brought him gifts and flowers. From the people of Kroh he received a silver salver and a silver ink-stand. The town also gave him a farewell dinner. His parting gift to the people of Kroh was a silver Challenge Cup for a badminton tournament in the district. Mr. Kemp came to Malaya at the turn of the century and founded the Rahman Tin Company in 1903. In 1921 the company was bought over by the Rahman Hydraulic Tin Company of Penang. He was known troughout Malaya as one who had done much to promote goodwill, and a power for good in this country. [The Straits Times, 2 September 1955, Page 4]

Lim Seng Chew, death 1937, Ipoh

MR. LIM SENG CHEW. Death of Well-Known Perak Miner. The death of Mr. Lim Seng Chew in Ipoh removes from Perak mining circles one of the best known of the Chinese leaders of the industry. Several times president of the Lok Lam Club, principal Chinese social institution in the State, Mr. Lim Seng Chew was popular with all communities in Kinta. His eldest son is Mr. Lim Chen Nyean, the Ipoh advocate and solicitor. [The Straits Times, 2 December 1937, Page 10]

Gnanjah Paul, DEATH January 1936, Penang

DEATH OF MR. G. PAUL. The death has occurred at Penang of Mr. Gnanjah Paul, Tamil Inspector of Schools, Perak, after a long illness. Mr. Paul was the brother-in-law of Mr. Thomas Isaac, Inspector of Police, Singapore, and Mr. Arthur Isaac, Urban Co-operative Officer, Kuala Lumpur. Prior to his appointment as Tamil Inspector of Schools under the Education Department he was a teacher under the Methodist Mission for 11 years. He joined Government Service in 1920. [The Straits Times, 16 January 1936, Page 16]

James Dollery Fettes, February 1931, England

Mr. J. D. Fettes. Death of Penang Water Engineer. Penang, Feb. 20. News has been received from England of the death of Mr. James Dollery Fettes, the Municipal water engineer here. He went home on leave in November, 1929, and was due back next month. He was due for leave some years ago but had delayed his departure. Mr. Fettes designed and saw completed the Batu Ferringhi water scheme which placed Penang outt of fear of any normal drought. As a cricketer Mr. Fettes captained the Penang C.C. and the Municipality for several years. [The Straits Times, 21 February 1931, Page 12]

Cheah Guan Paik, death September 1938, Kuala Lumpur

The death occurred last Sunday at 35 Yapp Ah Shak Street, Kuala Lumpur, of Mr. Cheah Guan Paik, father of the well-known Selangor sportsman, Mr. Cheah Keng Kooi, at the age of 73. Mr. Cheah Guan Paik, who was a prominent member of the Chinese Hokkien community at Penang, was predeceased by his wife a year ago. He is survived by three sons, Messrs. Cheah Keng Kooi, Cheah Keng Huat, Cheah Keng Chye, two married daughters and several grandchildren. [The Straits Times, 11 September 1938, Page 5]

Tan Ah Cheau, death September 1912, Penang

A telegram has been received from Penang announcing the death of Mr. Tan Ah Cheau which took place at Butterworth (Chinese name Pak-hoi) on Friday last. Deceased was at one time employed as cutter in the outfitting department of Messrs Laidlaw and Martin then Sayle & Coy., now defunct, and subsequently to Messrs. Robinson & Coy. for many years, when he was compelled to leave on accountt of old age, to take up light work of a Chinese Cutechist St. George's Church Penang, an appointment which he held for over ten years, up to August last, when he left on account of illness which terminated fatally. He left two sons Mr. Tan Pong Guan Chinese Interpreter Police Court and Mr. Tan Pong Seng of the Straits Trading Coy. Butterworth, and fourteen grand children to mourn his loss. [Weekly Sun, 21 September 1912, Page 7]

P. Somasundram, death November 1935, Penang

DEATH OF PENANG & P. W. LAWYER.  Career Of A St. Xavier's Student. The death took place at Butterworth last week of Mr. P. Somasundram, the well-known Penang and Province Wellesley lawyer. Mr. Somasundram who was in his early thirties, was born in Butterworth, where his father is a wealthy landed proprietor. He was educated at St. Xavier's Institution, Penang. After holding appointments in the Survey Department and the Posts and Telegraphs Department, he went to England in 1926, to quality as a barrister. He was called to the Bar in 1929 and on his return, opened an office in Butterworth. Later he opened am office in Penang in partnership with Mr. Khoo Eng Cheang, and another in Bukit Mertajam last year with Mr. B. C. Aliph as partner. Mr. Somasundram was very popular in Penang and Butterworth. He was President of the Indian Recreation Club, Penang, and also of the newly formed Indian Association in Butterworth. He was married in 1932 and leaves a young widow and a son aged two years. [The Straits Times, 26 November 1935, Page 13]

Lim Theng Hin, death 10 September 1967 Penang

Mr Lim Theng Hin, 67, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence 53 Gurney Drive, Penang at 3 a.m. on 10.9.67. He is survived by his wives Mesdame Ong Chui Ee and Tan Loh Tek, two sons B. K. and Boon Cheok, daughters Noni Soh See, Lily Soh Bee (Mrs. Gunn Chit Tuan), Ann Soh Ean (Mrs. Saw Eng Lock) and Irene Soh Ai, daughter-in-law Florence Leong Foh Lin (Mrs. B. K. Lim) two sons-in-law and seven grandchildren. Friends and relations are requested not to send wreaths and scrolls, etc. Donations for charity are requested instead. Cortege will leave residence on Saturday 16.9.67 at 11 a.m. [The Straits Times, 15 September 1967, Page 19]

Percival Vincent Locke, death July 1911, Penang

The Late Dr. Locke. A GREAT LOSS TO MUNICIPAL LIFE IN PENANG. Record of His Career. Penang, July 13. At the meeting of the Municipal Commissioners this afternoon, a resolution of deep regret was passed at the death of Dr. Locke. The President, Mr. Peel, alluded sympathetically to deceased as an old inhabitant who possessed unequalled knowledge and great interest in local affairs. The loss of deceased's advice and cooperation in Municipal affairs would be greatly felt in Penang. Owing to Dr. Locke's death, Methodist's engagements at the coming Penang races are cancelled. The untimely death of Mr. Percival Vincent Locke, M.B., C.M., of Penang, which was briefly intimated in a telegram from our Penang correspondent yesterday, removes from the ranks of public workers in Penang a gentleman of exceptional merits, kindly energies, and widespread interests. Not only was he a professional man witih a very extensive practice, but he was also well-known as an active municipal administrator, an ardent sportsman and a keen stocck-breeder. Mr. Locke was born in Penang in 1869, of mixed parentage. His father was Mr. Alfred Percival Locke of the Indian Staff ; his mother was a Chinese lady of English education. Mr. Locke's education was started at the Penang Free School and continued at Raffles Institution, Singapore, at both of which he showed early aptitude. Winning a Queen's Scholarship in 1887, he was enabled to go to Europe and matriculated for the medical course at Edinburgh University, where he gained a scholarship in anatomy and physiology and finally graduated M.B., C.M. On his return to the East, in 1893, he was appointed Deputy Health Officer at Penang, and later came to Singapore as House Physician at the General Hospital. His stay there, however, was very short, for in 1894 he returned to Penang and established himself in private practice. Since that date his interests have increased and multiplied. He had served for several terms on the Penang Municipal Council, was a member of the Committee of the Penang Medical Association, and was one of the best-known members of the Penang Turf Club. His racing stud has from time to time included such well-known animals as Alden, the winner of the Governor's Cup in 1902 ; Flycatcher, Surprise, Mayblossom, Penelope, and Chevalier. His stock-breeding hobby led him to experiment very largely with crosses of Australian and Sumatran animals, from which mixture he secured excellent results. Mr. Locke was no less well-known as a large landed proprietor and as a man of considerable acumen in business matters. His death will cause general regret, for Penang has few citizens with the same untiring versatility as the late Mr. Locke. [The Straits Times, 14 July 1911, Page 7]

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Ng Sen Fatt, death June 1928, Penang

The death occurred in Penang on Friday of Mr. Ng Sen Fatt. Born in 1884 Mr. Sen Fatt was educated at the Penang Free School and after leaving school went to Kelantan where his late father was interested in mining and farming ; from there he went to Singapore where he served in the Police Office. After that he joined his uncle, the late Mr. Ng Seah Wong, and established a rice-mill at Prai known as the Kwang Mee rice mill. He also participated as Mill Manager in some of the biggest rice-milling enterprises in Penang, and held that position in the now defunct firms of the Rice Milling Company (Tye Yew Kongsi) and the Central Milling Agency. When the Perak Government, during the regime of Sir George Maxwell, started a rice mill at Bagan Serai in 1920, he was made Assistant Manager of the concern. At the time of his death, he was holding the appointment of Manager of the Khye Heng Bee rice mill. He leaves a widow, a younger brother, Mr. Ng Sen Choy, of Singapore, and several children to mourn his death. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 14 June 1928, Page 7]

Archibald Edward Harbour Anson (Maj.-Gen., Sir), death February 1925, London

FORMER PENANG GOVERNOR DEAD. (Reuter's Service.) London, Feb. 26. The death is announced of Major-General Sir Archibald Edward Harbour Anson. (Deceased was a retired officer of the Royal Artillery. He was a Crimean veteran, being employed in the right and left seige trains in Crimea in the bombardments of June 6th and 18th, 1855. In 1867 he served as Lieut-Governor of Penang, and was Administrator of the Government of the Straits Settlements at intervals from 1871 to 1879, having charge of the Expedition in Sungei Ujong and Negri Sembilan from 1875 to 1876.) [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 28 February 1925, Page 7])

Soo Kwi Sin (Mrs. Limm Pak In), death26 June 1932, Penang

Kuala Lumpur, June 27. Madam Soo Kwi Sin, mother of Madam Loke Yew and widow of the well-known Selangor miner and planter Limm Pak In, died at Kuala Lumpur, yesterday afternoon, aged 65. A native of Penang, she leaves a son, Lim Boon Seng, and three daughters, Mesdames Loke Yew, Khoo Cheng Keat  and Khoo Khoo Thye surviving. The funeral will take place on Thursday. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 28 June 1932, Page 7]

Goh Taik Chee, death March 1919, Penang

The death is announced from Penang of Mr. Goh Taik Chee, a merchant and a leader of the Penang Chinese community. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 20 March 1919, Page 186]

The funeral of Mr. Goh Taik Chee, J.P., merchant, Penang, took place on Sunday forenoon, from the deceased's residence in Church Street to Mount Erskine Cemetery. The procession was one of the longest and most imposing seen in the Settlement and was attended by most of the leading local Chinese. Much interest was envinced in the funeral by the general public. Many wreaths were sent by Chinese and others. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 22 May 1919, Page 4]

Abdul Ranee, death January 1927, Penang

Sympathetic reference was made at the service at the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Penang, to the great loss sustained by the congregation in the death of Abdul Ranee, who had served the Church in the capacity of Tamby for a period of no less than twenty-six years. It is understood that the managers of the church have decided to make full provision for his family, as a tribute to this long, unbroken record of faithful service. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 7 January 1927, Page 3]

Nai Choo Sararaks, death 5 July 1927, Penang

We regret, says the Straits Echo, to record the death of Nai Choo Sararaks, an old Siamese resident of Penang, who died on the 5th instant, at the age of 70, at his residence No. 3 Burmah Lane. For a considerable time a Trustee of the Siamese Buddhist Temple, Pulau Tikus, deceased has been held in high esteem by the local Siamese community. The funeral has been fixed for the 15th instant. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 11 July 1927, Page 9]

Teoh Siew Neoh (Mrs. Lim Cheng How), death 30 April 1930, Penang

We regret, says the Malay Mail, to announce the death of Mrs. Lim Cheng How, nee Teoh Siew Neoh Neoh, which took place at Penang yesterday morning. Mrs. Lim Cheng How, who was sixty years old, was the wife of Mr. Lim Cheng How, manager of the Commercial Press, Kuala Lumpur. There are three sons, Messrs. Lim Ewe Hock, Lim Ewe Lee of the Chinese Protectorate, and Lim Ewe Keat, three daughters and three grandchildren. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 1 May 1930, Page 10]

Tay Sek Boey (Mrs. Lim Seow Kiew), death 16 July 1921, Singapore

Death. Lim. At her parents' residence, No. 14 Chin Swee Rd., at 7.15 p.m.  on Saturday, 16 July, the dearly beloved wife of Mr. Lim Seow Kiew (nee Tay Sek Boey). Funeral will take place to-day at 10.30 a.m. to the Seang Kow Tia (Alexander Road) Cemetery. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 18 July 1921, Page 6]

Phuah Cheng Seng, death October 1934, Penang

The death took place at his residence No. 156 Argylle Road, Penang, of Mr. Phuah Cheng Seng, proprietor of Hua Lum Teng Hotel. Deceased had been resident in Malaya for over 40 years. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Mission. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 24 October 1934, Page 6]

C. J. L. Maria-Sube and Marie Laurence Rolland, marriage October 1934

The marriage took place before Mr. F. K. Wilson, Registrar of Marriages, last week, of Mr. C. J. L. Maria-Sube, of Budu Estate, Kuala Lipis, and Miss Marie Laurence Rolland, daughter of Mr. R. Rolland, of Bungsar Estate. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 24 October 1934, Page 6]

Low Tin Neo (Mrs. Choo Ah See), death December 1929, Singapore

Death. Choo. --- Mrs Choo Ah See (nee Low Tin Neo) aged 80, beloved mother of Mr. Choo Tian Hock, Storekeeper, Municipal Store, River Valley Road, passed away at 12.45 a.m. on Dec 14th., 1929 leaving 1 son, 1 son-in-law, 1 daughter, 9 grandsons, 6 grand daughters, 7 great grandsons and 2 great grand daughters, to mourn her loss. Funeral on Wednesday, Dec 18th 1929 at 10.00 a.m. to Bukit Brown Cemetery. (Penang papers please copy). [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 16 December 1929, Page 10]

Charles Bushe Plunket, Death 21 Dec 1880, At Sea

Colonies And India, 1 January 1881, Page 25

The Hon. C. B. Plunket. - We have to record the death, on December 21, of the Hon. Charles Bushe Plunket, Chief Magistrate of Police at Hongkong, on his voyage home to England on sick leave. The second son of John, third Lord Plunket, and brother of the present peer, Mr. Plunket was born in June 1830, his mother being Charlotte, third daughter of the late Right hon. Charles Kendall Bushe, Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, Ireland. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in due course, and was called to the Irish Bar in Hilary term, 1866. He was appointed Commissioner of the Court of Reports at Penang in 1862, and Police Magistrate at Singapore from 1869 to 1871, when he was appointed Commissioner of Police at the Straits Settlements. In 1876 he became Registrar of the Supreme Court at Hongkong. Mr. Plunket married in 1860, Emmeline, daughter of Mr. Robert Murrell, by whom he has left a youthful family.

Straits Times Overland Journal, 25 January 1881, Page 6

Many old residents here and perhaps more Straits residents at home will learn with regret of the death of the Hon. Charles Bushe Plunket on board the mail steamer off Malta when on his way home for his health. He was no longer in the public service of the Colony, but the best years of his life were spent in the Straits, and many will remember him twenty years ago as the active cheery Lieutenant of Mr. Dunman, Commissioner of Police. His genial disposition and warm Irish heart made him very popular here and in Penang, and, we have reason to believe, made him equally so in Hongkong, where he was appointed Registrar of the Supreme Court in 1876. Mr. Plunket was one of the few remaining links connecting the Indian regime here with the Colonial, and as an official was remarkable for his invariable courtesy and consideration for the outside public. In 1875, shortly before his appointment to Hongkong he was one of the Commissioners appointed by H. E. Sir William Jervois to inquire into the complicity of the Sultan and Chiefs of Perak in the murrder of the Resident, Mr. Birch. and his good service in this inquiry was acknowledged by Sir William Jervois. The Colonial Office List conttains the following brief record of Mr. Plunket's appointments :--- Plunket, The Hon. C.B. --- Commissioner of the Court of requests, Penang, 29th Oct., 1862 ; commissioner of Police, Straits Settlements, 1871 ; registrar of the Supreme Court, Hongkong, 1876 ; police magistrate 1879.

Khoo Hun Yeang, death 3 July 1917, Medan

MOTOR ACCIDENT AT MEDAN. On the morning of June 30th three Chinese gentlemen, The Chinese Mayor of Deli, Mr Khoo Hun Yeang, and Mr Swee Boo, all well known, went out for a motor car drive and met with an accident, colliding with a carriage. Mr Wee Swee Boo was bvrought on to Singapore, and his many friends will regret to hear of his death at 50 Craig-rd, from the result of the accident. The deceased had many business connections with the Straits and F.M.S. and leaves a large circle of friends and a numerous family to mourn his death. The remains will be removed from 50 Craig-rd, to the Medusa, for despatch to Medan, Deli, where he will be buried in the family cemetery. The account of Mr Khoo Hun Yeang's death is thus reported. --- News has been received in Penang from Medan, announcing the death in that town of Mr Khoo Hun Yeang, a well-known merchant and a prominent member of the Chinese community of Penang. The deceased, who went to Medan recently for medical treatment, was, it appears, out for a drive with a few of his friends in a motor car, when they met with an accident, in which Mr Hun Yeang sustained injuries to which he succumbed. His body will be brought to Penang for interment. Mr Khoo Hun Yeang was born and educated in Penang. Upon the completion of his scholastic career he took charge of a large coconut plantation in Province Wellesley which belonged to his father. This property he managed successfully for ten years ; then returning to Penang, he joined the Opium and Spirit Farm, in which his father was a partner and a manager. Six years later he commenced business on his own account in Penang, chop Chin Lee and Co, and built up a large business as a tin and general merchant, which is still in existence. In 1899 his business ability was recognised by the Singapore opium and spirit farmers, who made him managing partner. From 1902 until 1906 when he resigned, he was managing director of the farm. (S. Echo.) [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 4 July 1917, Page 10]

The remains of the late Mr Khoo Hun Yeang, who died in Medan as the result of a motor accident, were brought to Penang on Tuesday morning by the s.s. Ban Whatt Soon. The coffin was met at Swettenham Wharf by many relatives and friends of the deceased gentleman. The date of the funeral has not yet been fixed. When the coffin was taken on board at Belawan those present included Mr Chang Pu Chink (Chinese Consul) and representatives of Major Chong Ah Fie. --- S.E. [Malaya Tribune, 7 July 1917, Page 4]

The remains of the late Mr Khoo Hun Yeang, who died in Medan as the result of a motor accident, were brought to Penang by the Ban Whatt Soon. The coffin was met at Swettenham Wharf by many relatives and friends of the deceased gentleman. The date of the funeral has not yet been fixed. When the coffin was taken on board at Belawan those present included Mr Chang Pu Chink (Chinese Consul) and representatives of Major Chong Ah Fie. (S.E.) [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 13 July 1917, Page 8]

The funeral took place in Penang, on Sunday, of the late Mr. Khoo Hun Yeang, when his remains were conveyed for interment at the private family burial ground, Kampong Bharu. There was a large attendance of friends and relatives, and the procession was one of the longest seen in Penang for some years, which is evidenced by the fact that the tail end of it was more than half an hour behind the head of the prrocession. A feature in the long procession was the God of Death mounted on a beautiful white charger, and attended by four fierce looking attendants. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 29 September 1917, Page 3]

Khoo Ean Cheng, death March 1927

His many friends in Penang and the F.M.S. will receive with regret the news of the sudden death of Mr. Khoo Ean Cheng, which took place suddenly at his residence in Muntri Street on Monday from heart failure. The deceased, who was only thirty-seven years of age, was educated at the Penang Free School and was a famous soccer player in his days and. where he was empwn both here and in the F.M.S. where he was employed at the Tronoh Mines for several years.---Straits Echo. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 4 March 1927, Page 9]

A. C. Scully, death July 1932, Penang

The death occurred at his son's residence in Bukit Mertajam early on Friday, of Mr. A. C. Scully, late Usher and Interpreter Police Court, Penang. Deceased who was the son of Police Inspector Scully, formerly of Province Wellesley, was born in 1867. After being educated in St. Xavier's Institution, he joined the Government Service as Assistant Bailiff, Supreme Court, Penang. SShortly afterwards he was transferred to the Police Court where he subsequently rose to be Usher and Malay Interpreter, which appointment he held until his retirement on pension in 1924. The Rev. Father Deredec, Vicar of the Church of the Assumption, officiated at the Cemetery, Western Road. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 27 July 1932, Page 4]

Cheng Kim Siak, death January 1919, Singapore

A Chinese named Cheng Kim Siak aged about 43 has died in the General Hospital from injuries alleged to have been caused through being knocked down by a motor car No 1475 in Orchard-rd on the 15th inst. Several of his ribs were fractured. His death was attributed to shock and multiple injuries. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 21 January 1919, Page 10]

R. E. Capel and Scully, marriage January 1919, Penang

In the Church of the Assumption, Penang, Mr. R. E. Capel, of the P.W.D., Penang, was married to Miss Scully, daughter of the late Mr. E. R. Scully, Municipal Overseer of Roads, and cousin of Mr. W. A. Ward. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 21 January 1919, Page 10]

Chiu Un Eng, death 21 June 1935, Penang

Mr. Chiu Un Eng. Death of Well-Known Penang Chinese. Penang, June 21. The death occurred yesterday morning of Mr. Chiu Un Eng at his residence in Penang Road. Deceased was aged 57 years. He was the eldest son-in-law of Mr. Lim Kim Soa and brother-in-law to Mr. Lim Khye Seng and Mr. G. H. Goh. He leaves a widow, three sons and five daughters, of whom are Ban It, a brilliant scholar of the Penang Free School, and Miss Chiu Hui Pe, a teacher of the Anglo-Chinese Girls' School, Bukit Mertajam. Mr. Chiu was many years a Chinese lay helper of the St. George's Church, Penang. His uncle, Mr. Chiu Choon Guan, of Amoy, was the first Chinese representative to London sent by the London Missionary Society about the year 1908. His eldest brother, Moses Chiu, a doctor of philosophy from the Berlin University, was tutor of foreign languages to President Yuan Shih Kai. One of his cousins, Mr. Teng Hiok Chiu A.R.I.B.A., among other distinctions won in America and England, was a Landseer gold medalist. Before he left London for China, he gave a farewell exhibition of his work and had the honour of an unexpected visit from Queen Mary who bought one of his landscapes. One of the deceased's nieces, Hida Kung, recently graduated at a Danish University. Mr. Chiu was descended from one of the oldest Christian families in Amoy. The funeral takes place today at 4.30 p.m. from his place of abode. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 26 June 1935, Page 11]

Cheah Hood Seng, death November 1905, Penang

OBITUARY. MR. CHEAH HOOD SENG. It is with regret that we have to record the death in the General Hospital, Penang, of Mr. Cheah Hood Seng, the head partner in the Kinemetograph Co. Deceased was well-known here, his father formerly owning a line of steamers running between the Straits and China. He was so much absorbed in his new venture, the Kinemetograph, that he overworked himself to such an extent, that his health completely broke down, necessitating his admission into hospital, in which he was under treatment for a fortnight. He again resumed work on coming out, but had a relapse, and, peritonitis having set in, it was seen that his case was hopeless as soon as he was re-admitted into hospital. Deceased was only 30 years of age ; he leaves a wife and several young children to mourn his loss. [Eastern Daily Mail and Straits Morning Advertiser, 27 November 1905, Page 2]

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Lady Rasada (Mrs. Khaw Sim Bee), death December 1925, Penang

Penang, Dec 21. The death has occurred of Lady Rasada widow of Phya Rasada Nupradit (better known as Khaw Sim Bee, High Commissioner for Puket), on Saturday at her residence in Northam Road. Although the grave is ready at the family burial ground at Renong, presented by the late King, deceased at the last decided to be buried at Penang. The date of the funeral has not yet been fixed. Deceased was 69 years of age. [The Singapore Free Press, 22 December 1925, Page 8]

Koay Thean Chin, death 29 November 1928, Penang

DEATH OF MR. KOAY THEAN CHIN. Penang Nov 30. The death occcurred yesterday of Mr Koay Thean Chin, the Grand Old Man of local masters, who was born at Batu Kawan, Province Wellesley in 1875. Deceased was the senior master of Penang Free School, and held the appointment of superintendent of Hutchings Preparatory School. He had the honour of being the first holder of a super-scale appointment. As a mark of respect the Free School and Hutchings School were closed for the half day yesterday. The deceased, who was 54 years of age, leaves a widow and five children. [The Straits Times, 30 November 1928, Page 11]

Chan Ley Kum also known as Claude Ley Kum, death 14 September 1905, Penang

Eastern Daily Mail and Straits Morning Advertiser, 15 September 1905, Page 3

(Straits Press Agency.)

          Kuala Lumpur, Sept., 14th. The death is announced of Mr. Chan Ley Kum, or Claude Ley Kum as he was more familiarly known in Perak and Penang, at which latter place the event occurred at nine o'clock this morning. Mr Leykum was a Cantonese gentleman born in Australia. His father was the late Chan Lai Kam, merchant and Opium Farmer of Penang and Hongkong, who died in May, 1900. Mr. Claude Ley Kum was formerly intimately connected with Kang Yu-wei, tthe Reform Leader of young China, but a few years ago he left Mr. Kang to start mining in Perak. He was educated at St. Xavier's Institution, Penang, and was a fluent English scholar like Mr. Wooi Lim Seng, of Ipoh, also an Australian-born Chinese who died a year ago coincidentally in Penang.
Penang, Sept 14. 
          Mr. Claude Ley Kum died of paralysis.
          [We knew Mr. Ley Kum intimately as an occational contributor to the press. He was only a young man, in his early twenties in fact, but had been long ailing ever since his visit to Hongkong a year or so ago.
          He was keenly interested in all things European, his mother being an Australian. However, he always styled himself Chinese, and it was not until he paid a visit to London and Paris that he parted with his queue. Ley Kum counted his intimates from amongst Europeans and Chinese alike. He took an active part in public affairs. He was unmarried.]

Ong Kim Cheng, death July 1928, Penang

The Penang papers announce the death, which occurred at his residence, Jesselton Villa, 17b, Northam Road, on Sunday of Mr. Ong Kim Cheng. He leaves a widow, three sons (Messrs. Ong Hong Kang, Ong Hong Hoe and Ong Hong Tee), three daughters and several grandchildren. Born in Penang, Mr. Ong started life as a school teacher in the local branch of the Anglo-Chinese School. Later he joined the opium farms in Singapore, Sarawak and Sandakan. After the abolition of the farms he became a planter in B.N.B. and after sixteen years as a planter he retired to Penang in June 1926. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 25 July 1928, Page 20]

Tay Gaik Leng, death August 1923, Penang

Death. Tay. -- On Aug 11th at No 39A, Northam Road, Penang, Nonya Tay Gaik Leng, the beloved mother of Messrs Tan Choo Beng, Choo Choy, Choo Fatt and Choo Teong. Age 82 years. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 14 August 1923, Page 6]

Khoo Soo Ee, death April 1934, Penang

The death took place of Mr. Khoo Soo Ee of the Singapore Cold Storage Co., Ltd., Penang on Saturday at 5.30 p.m. from heart failure. Deceased leaves behind his widow, three sons and four daughters to mourn his loss. The funeral will take place on Friday the 13th inst. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 11 April 1934, Page 6]

Beh Khim Khoe, death June 1937, Penang

Penang, June 8. The death is announced of Mr Beh Khim Khoe, a retired chief clerk of the Perak River Hyrdo-Electric Power Co., Ipoh, in Penang at the age of 49. The deceased leaves four sons, two daughters and many grandchildren. The funeral will be on Sunday. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 9 June 1937, Page 6]

K. Muthusamy Pillay, death 27 December 1926

The death occurred on Monday, December 27th, at Penang, of Mr. K. Muthusamy Pillay, a well-known member of the local Hindu community, after a long period of illness, at his residence in Carnarvon Street. Deceased contributed large sums to local charities including the Hindu Leper Temple at Pulay Jerejak. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 5 January 1927, Page 11]

Goh Eu Chye, death February 1896

The death is announced of Mr Goh Eu Chye of the firm Messrs Swee Hock and Co., one of the principal Chinese merchant firms at Penang. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 24 February 1896, Page 3]

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chong Ghee Long, death 25 March 1909, Singapore

Death. Chong. Chong Ghee Long died at his residence Remington House No 436 Gaylang Road --- Trampost No. 292 on Thursday the 25th March, 1909. Aged 59 years. Funeral Cortege will leave for Bidadari on Saturday the 27th instant at 3.30 p.m. Penang papers please copy. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 27 March 1909, Page 6]

Lim Eow Kay, death June 1930, Penang

The death occurred at Penang on the 10th instant of Mr. Lim Eow Kay, Manager of Sai Lim Estate, Kulim. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 18 June 1930, Page 13]

Ewe Hock Chye, death April 1935, Penang

The death took place on Sunday at 305, Jelutong Road, Penang, of Towkay Ewe Hock Chye at the age of 72. He was prominent in the pioneer days of tin mining and managed the tin mines owned by his brother-in-law, the late Towkay Ng Boo Bee at Kamunting. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 19 April 1935, Page 7]

Mrs. Ong Keok Meng, death June 1935, Penang

The death of Mrs. Ong Keok Meng, third daughter of the late Mr. Heah Swee Lee and of Mrs Swee Lee, took place on Tuesday at 46B, Northam Road, Penang, and the funeral will take place on Monday next at 10.30am. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 22 June 1935, Page 7]

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Elsie Cheah El See and Freddie Choong Ewe Eong, marriage September 1960, Penang

Freddie Choong Ewe Eong, an accountant, helps his bride, Elsie Cheah El See, a commercial artist, to cut their wedding cake at a reception at the E and O Hotel, Penang on Saturday. Freddie is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Choong Eng Hye and brother of the badminton stars Eddy and David Choong, and the bride is the fourth daughter of Senator Cheah Seng Khim and Mrs. Cheah. [The Straits Times, 26 September 1960, Page 5]

Eddy Choong Ewe Beng and Margerie Thean Sun Lin, marriage 10 September 1959, Penang

EDDY: NO HONEYMOON TRIP TO' INDIA OR BADMINTON. Penang Fri. -- Former Malayan and all-England badminton champion Eddy Choong Ewe Beng will not be going to India for his honeymoon. "My proposed trip to take part in next month's Western Indian championships is definitely off," he said today. Eddy will marry Miss Margerie Thean Sun Lin, youngest daughter of Madam Wee Thean Heang, at the Penang Registry at noon on Sept. 10. "I have not decided where to spend my honeymoon," he said. "But it will not be in India." Over 1,000 guests, including badminton stars from England, Denmark, and Canada, have been invied to the wedding. Eddy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Choong Eng Hye, will be hosts at a dinner at their Burmah Road home on the wedding night. [The Straits Times, 29 August 1959, Page 5]

Mrs. Choong Lye Hin, death March 1933, Penang

The death of Mrs. Choong Lye Hin, wife of the well-known Penang towkay, occurred at her residence, 290 Macalister Road, on Sunday morning. The deceased was fifty years of age and her death after a brief illness came as a shock to her many friends in Penang. She leaves behind her husband, four sons, two daughters and five grand children to mourn her loss. [Malayan Saturday Post, 4 March 1933, Page 1]

Duncan Chew, birth 24 July 1954, Penang

BIRTHS. CHEW: To Alexandrina, wife of Chew Sze Kam, M.R.C.V.S. on 24th July, at Maternity Hospital, Penang, a boy, Duncan Chew. [The Singapore Free Press, 28 July 1954, Page 16]

Junie Choong Kheng Eng and John Kenneth Chong Kwok Hoe, marriage 1954, Penang

The Engagement is announced between Junie Kheng Eng, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Choong Eng Hye and grand-daughter of Mr. Choong Lye Hock of Penang and John Kenneth Kwok Hoe, youngest son of Dr. Chong Tak Nam, J.P., &  of Mrs. Chong of Ipoh. [The Singapore Free Press, 28 July 1954, Page 16]

Louise Tio Seng Khuan and Choong Gim Seong, marriage 15 July 1937, Penang

NANKING TEACHER TO WED IN PENANG. The wedding will take place on Thursday, July 15, before the Senior Registrar of Marriages, Penang, Mr. J. L. McFall, of Miss Louise Tio Seng Khuan, daughter of Mr. Tio Siong Chan, Senior Chinese Interpreter, Supreme Court, Penang, and Mrs. Tio Siong Chan, and Mr. Choong Gim Seong, fourth son of Mr. Choong Lye Hin, the well-known merchant and land-owner of Penang. The bride is an accomplished young woman having recently returned from Nanking after graduating as Art Mistress at the Ginling College.She received her early education in Penang. [The Straits Times, 12 July 1937, Page 13]

Missy Choong and Ong Huck Hong, marriage October 1935, Penang

The engagement is announced of Mr Ong Huck Hong, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Ong Hun Chong of Penang and Miss Missy Choong, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Choong Lye Hock of Penang. Mr Ong Huck Hong is with the legal firm of Messrs Wreford and Thornton. [The Straits Times, 23 October 1935, Page 10]

Lim Liew Saik (Mrs Choong Lye Hock), death 25 December 1935, Penang

LATE MRS. CHOONG LYE HOCK. The funeral took place at Penang this week of Mrs Choong Lye Hock nee Madam Lim Liew Saik Neoh who died on Christmas night aged 52 years after a long illness. She leaves her husband, two sons, four daughters and 13 grandchildren. She was the founder of the Lim Liew Saik Neoh Scholarship at the Penang Free School and was well known for her charitable disposition. [The Straits Times, 16 January 1936, Page 16]

Choong Lye Hock, death 13 February 1960, Penang

Millionaire Mr. Choong dies. Penang Sat. -- A Penang millionaire, Mr Choong Lye Hock, grandfather of the badminton-playing brothers, Eddy and David, died in his MacAlister Road home here last night. He was 82. The late Mr. Choong had been unwell for the past two days as a result of a fall. He died at 8 p.m. last night. The funeral will take place on Thursday morning at the Batu Gantong Cemetery. [The Straits Times, 14 February 1960, Page 4]

Choong Sim Gay and Chua Keat Siew, marriage 20 September 1940, Penang

Penang, Sept. 21. At the Buddhist Association, Penang, yesterday, Miss Choong Sim Gay, only daughter of Mr Choong Lye Hock was married to Mr Chua Keat Siew, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Chua Lye Hock. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the same place. [The Straits Times, 21 September 1940, Page 10]

Choong Eng Heng, death September 1928, Penang

The death occurred at his residence, 45 Prangin Lane, Penang, on Sunday of Mr Choong Eng Heng, at the age of 57, after an illness of about three weeks. The deceased was born in Amoy and came to Penang about 30 years ago and started business in Penang, under the style of Chop Hong Soon. He succeeded in establishing branches in all the principal towns of Malaya. He owned rubber estates, rice mills and sago factories. He was a liberal contributor to charity. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 4 September 1928, Page 14]

Khoo Sian Ewe, death January 1964, Penang

Death at 81 of Mr. Khoo, a pre-war leader. PENANG, Fri. --- A pre-war Malayan Chinese leader, Mr. Khoo Sian Ewe (above), died in his Penang Road home this morning after a long illness. He was 81. He served on the Straits Settlements Legislative Council for many years. He also sat on the former George Town Municipal Council from 1924 to 1951, and for over 30 years was chairman of the Penang Poppy Day Fund Committee. A Justtice of the Peace since 1920, he was awarded the OBE in 1939 and the CBE in 1954. Ill Health. Mr Khoo, who retired from public life in 1961 due to ill health, was still chairman of the Board of Governors, Penang Free School, at the time of his death. Noted for his interest in education and social welfare, the late Mr Khoo, a millionaire landed proprietor, donated a hall to both the Penang Convent and the Pykett Methodist School. He was a founder of the Penang Badminton Association as well as former president of the Penang Chinese Swimming Club and the Chinese Town Hall. He leaves eight sons, five daughters and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Three sons studying in Britain are expected to fly back to Penang to attend the funeral on Thursday. [The Straits Times, 25 January 1964, Page 6]

Mrs. Heah Ah Kia, death 23 March 1950, Penang

Death Of Mrs. Heah Ah Kia. From Our Staff Correspondent. Penang. Thurs. --- Mrs. Heah Ah Kia, mother of Mr Heah Joo Seang, chairman of the Penang Rubber Exchange, and Mr Heah Joo Seng of Kuala Lumpur has died in her house in Rangoon Road, Penang. Mrs Heah who was 76 years old leaves two sons, one daughter, 29 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Bukit Tambun. [The Straits Times, 24 March 1950, Page 4]

Heah Swee Lee, death November 1924, Penang

DEATH OF MR. HEAH SWEE LEE. Penang, November 4. The death occurred of Mr Heah Swee Lee at his residence, Northam Lodge at 9 p.m. on Monday at the age of 49 years. Deceased had been ill for over a month and took turn for the worse yesterday afternoon. He passed away peacefully. He leaves a widow, five sons, six daughters and 28 grandchildren to mourn his loss. The date of the funeral has not yet been fixed. The deceased was president of the Penang Polo Club, and was one of the polo team representing Penang in several inter-state contests. He had much to do with the success of polo in Penang, and all who follow the game in the country, besides many other friends, will regret to hear of his untimely death. [The Straits Times, 5 November 1924, Page 9]

Yeoh Guan Seok, death 16 April 1926, Penang

Penang, April 16. The death occurred here today of the Hon Mr Yeoh Guan Seok, partner in the legal firm of Logan and Ross, and Penang Chinese Representative on the Legislative Council for the Colony. As a token of respect the flags at the Penang Free School and Old Frees' Association were flown at half-mast.
- [The Straits Times, 17 April 1926, Page 9]

LATE MR. YEOH GUAN SEOK. TRIBUTES FROM BENCH AND BAR. Distinguished Lawyer. Striking tributes to the late Hon. Mr. Yeoh Guan Seok were made by the President of the Penang Bar, Mr. Balfour Earl Ross, and the Hon'ble Mr. Justice Brown, in the Supreme Court, Penang, on Monday. Mr. Ross said: My lord, this is the first available opportunity we have had of informing your lordship, with much regret, that death has removed from our midst our learned brother the Hon'ble Mr. Yeoh Guan Seok who died on the anniversary of his birth at the early age of 45. Mr. Guan Seok, who was a son of Penang, proved himself one of the most learned and distinguised Chinese this island has produced. A Queen's scholar for 2 years both at Cambridge and the Inns of Court he continued his scholastic career with a success that is attained by few in obtaining honours both for his degree and in the final examination for the Bar. On arriving at Penang as the firrst Chinese lawyer he joined the firm of Messrs. Logan and Ross and soon identified himself with the public life of this Settlement to be subsequently followed with the public life of the Colony, and at the time of his death he was one of the six members of the Penang Bar who were Legislative Councillors in the past 12 months. In manner he was of a quiet and retiring disposition, but firm in opinion ; he was almost defiant when he was satisfied as to the righteousness of the cause he was upholding. Of latte years he was seldom seen in these courts as he preferred the more sedentary life of an adviser and counsellor, a position in which he rightly attained eminence, to that of the contentious practice. It was only the afternoon previous to his death that I had the pleasure of seeing him. I remarked to a fellow member of the Bar how ill he was looking, and it was indeed a great shock to hear of his death the next morning, a death which has caused a loss to the Bar, a loss to Penang and a loss to the Colony. It will be difficult for his fellow countrymen to replace him. Our sympathies go to his bereaved children and to the firm with which he was identified and which has in the past two years suffered three grievous losses. I move my Lord that a minute be recorded in the records of this Court that the Bench and Bar deplore the death of the Hon. Mr. Yeoh Gan Seok at the early age of 45 years. His Lordship said: Mr. Ross, and gentlemen, it was with great regret that I heard on Friday of the sudden, although I believe not altogether unexpected death of Mr. Yeoh Guan Seok. I had not seen him recently but in former years he frequently appeared before me in  the Police and District Courts and I remember well his ability and his pleasant manner, as an advocate. He had a distinguished career, first gaining a Queen's scholarship then becoming a successful lawyer, and eventually taking a prominent part in public affairs as a Member of the Legislative Council, and it is indeed sad that he should be cut off when still in the prime of life. Our sympathy is due to his relations and to his partners in the firm of Logan and Ross, which as Mr. Ross has reminded us has suffered such grevioous losses in recent years.
- [The Singapore Free Press, 23 April 1926, Page 3]

The funeral of the late Mr. Yeoh Guan Seok has been fixed to take place at Penang on Sunday next. The cortege will start at 10.30 a.m. from No. 9 Pangkor Road and will pass along Burmah Road, Anson Road, Larut Koad, Argyle Road, Penang Road, Leith Street, Farquhar Street, Pitt Street, Bishop Street, Beach Street, Malay Street, Carnavon Street, Prangin Road, Penang Road, Dato Kramat Road and thence to Batu Lanchang Cemetery.
- [The Straits Times, 28 April 1926, Page 8 ]

Penang May 3. The funeral of the late hon'ble Mr Yeoh Guan Seok took placve yesterday and was largely attended, those present including the Resident Councillor, members of the Bar and Municipal Commissioners. The procession was the longest ever seen in Penang, and the wreaths were innumerable.
- [The Singapore Free Press, 4 May 1926, Page 8]

Saw Oh Peng, death 30 September 1940, Penang

Penang Oct 1. The death occurred at the General Hospital, Penang, yesterday evening of Mr. Saw Oh Peng, the well-known merchant of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. It is understood that his body will be conveyed to Singapore for burial on Wednesday. [The Straits Times, 1 October 1940, Page 10]

Yeo Chin Kee, death 27 December 1928, Penang

Our Penang correspondent wires : The death occurred to-day of Mr Yeo Chin Kee, a well-known member of the Penang Chinese communitty. He was 56 years of age. Though belonging to the old school, he was a man of advanced views, and he was very popular with a large circule of friends. The funeral will take place on Saturday. [The Straits Times, 27 December 1928, Page 8]

Harry George William Caunter (H. G. W. Caunter), death December 1928, Penang

The death occurred late on Saturday night at his residence in Anson Road Penang, of Mr. H. G. W. Counter, wires our correspondent. Mr. Counter, was an old and respected resident of Penang, and was 68 years of age. The funeral took place at the Western Road Cemetery yesterday and was largely attended. Many floral tributes were laid on the grave. [The Straits Times, 3 December 1928, Page 8]

A. P. Sultan Mydin, death 25 August 1933, Penang

Mr. A, P, SULTAN MYDIN. Penang, Aug. 25. The death has occurred of Mr A. P. Sultan Mydin, a well known Penang merchant, at the age of 67. Mr. Sultan Mydin was the first president of the Mohammedan Football Association and also was a member of the committee of managment of Capitan Kling mosque and the Mohammedan Advisorry Board. [The Straits Times, 28 August 1933, Page 12]

James Richardson Logan (J. R. Logan), death 20 October 1869, Penang

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Mr. J. R. Logan of Penang, on the morning of the 20th instant. Mr. Logan was undoubtedly the foremost literary man in the Far East, and though his writings have been latterly confined to the columns of the Penang Gazette, his reputation rests on a far broader basis. His ethnological and other contributions to the Journal of the Indian Archipelago, have been quoted and referred to by nearly every modern writer on the East, including Mr. Crawfurd, who, himself no mean scholar, invariably deferred to his younger competitor. Mr. Logan, moreover, was a Fellow of and a frequent contributor to, many of the scientific societies of Great Britain and the Continent, and his loss will be sensibly felt in that section of the world of letters which has for its object the study of race as affected by the physical peculiarities of the country inhabited. To Penang the loss will be a deep and almost irreparable one ; for he had adopted the country thoroughly, and slaved heart and soul in its interest. Unselfish to a degree, he spared neither time nor money to promote its welfare. An eminent Lawyer, and the Senior barrister of Penang, his advice as a lawyer or a friend was always at the service of those who wanted it ; and where he gained respect he also gained love. At his funeral, which took place on the evening after his death, all the European inhabitants, without a single exception, were present ; also all the respectable natives of the place---Chinese, Mahomedans, Klings, and Malays. We are assured by a correspondent that the people of Penang are determined not to allow his name to die out from among them, but are about to take some steps for its commemoration. [Straits Times Overland Journal, 26 October 1869, Page 14]

Lim Boon Haw, death 9 January 1933, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 10 January 1933, Page 7
Mr. Lim Boon Haw. 
Death of Prominent Penang Chinese. 
Penang, Jan 9. 

The death occurred at his residence in Light Street, Penang, today of Mr Lim Boon Haw, a prominent Penang Chinese, at the ripe age of 72. He arrived in Penang from China in 1883 and during fifty years residence in Penang he attained much success in mining, planting and various other industires. He was an extensive landed proprietor in Penang, Kedah, Perak and Siam and was noted for his philanthropy. During the Great War he subscribed liberally to war funds and during the rice shortage he purchased rice and distributed it free to the poorer members of his community. He served in various capacities on Chinese associations and kongsis in Penang. He leaves two sons and two daughters.


Malayan Saturday Post, 14 January 1933, Page 1

The death took place on Sunday of Towkay Lim Boon Haw, J.P., the well-known Penang merchant, miner, planter and philanthropist. He was 72 years of age. Born in the Fukien Province, China, on Dec 6, 1864, he arrived in Penang in May, 1883, and became naturalised as a British subject fourteen years later. During the 50 years of his residence in Penang he attained the highest success in mining, planting and other activities, and was an extensive landed proprietor in Penang, Kedah, Perak and Tongkah (Siam). He leaves two sons, two daughters and several grandchildren.


The Straits Times, 21 March 1933, Page 17
Funeral Of Penang Philanthropist. 
Penang, Mar. 20. 

The funeral took place yesterday of Mr. Lim Boon Haw, the well known Penang merchant, miner, planter and philanthropist, who died on Jan. 8 last at the age of 69. The funeral procession was a long and imposing one, and after wending through the principal streets went to the place of interment at Batu Gantong Chinese cemetery.

Chung Chin Ho, death January 1930, Penang

CHINESE MINERS DEATH. A cable received this morning brings news of the death of Mr. Chung Chin Ho, a respected member of the Penang Chinese community. The deceased who was 65 years of age was a well-known miner in Perak. He is the father of Mr. Chung Kun Yau, interpreter of the Singapore Police Courts. [The Straits Times, 10 January 1930, Page 14]

Tan Chuan Keong (Mrs. Ong Heng Moh), death June 1936, Penang

MRS. ONG HENG MOH. Death Of An Old Resident Of Penang. The death of Mrs Ong Heng Moh (Madam Tan Chuan Keong) at the age of 85 took place after a short illness at her residence, 12 Soo Hong Lane, Penang, on Sunday evening. She leaves a son (Mr. Ong Teik Hock), two daughters (Mrs Lim Yeam Cheng and Mrs Ong Choon Seang), 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Saturday morning at the Batu Lanchang cemetery. [The Straits Times, 5 June 1936, Page 16]

Mrs. Oh Eng Hong, death 24 November 1940, Penang

The death also took place yesterday morning of Mrs. Oh Eng Hong at her residence in Cantonment Road. The funeral will be on Nov 30. [The Straits Times, 25 November 1940, Page 8]

Mrs. Neoh Ean Teik, death 24 November 1940, Penang

Penang, Nov 25. The death took place yesterday morning of Mrs. Neoh Ean Teik, at her residence in MacCullum Street, at the age of 35. She leaves behind her husband and a son and daughter. The funeral will take place on Nov 25. [The Straits Times, 25 November 1940, Page 8]

Chan Wah Hem, death 17 October 1929, Penang

FORMER RACING OWNER. Death of Well-Known Penang Chinese. Penang, Oct., 18. The death took place yesterday, at the age of 54 after three months' illness, of Mr Chan Wah Hem, late senior Chinese interpreter in the Penang Supreme Court. Deceased, who was a keen sportsman, at one time owned such horses as Lodestar, Sador and Sirdar. He leaves a widow and two daughters. [The Straits Times, 18 October 1929, Page 11]

Lim Teng Lim, death 12 April 1966, Penang

Mr Lim Teng Lim, aged 57 passed away peacefully on 12-4-66 at his residence, 1 Pierce Road, Penang. Left behind his beloved wife, 5 sons and 3 daughters. Funeral from residence at 11.00 a.m. for interment at Batu Gantong on Sunday, 17-4-66. [The Straits Times, 14 April 1966, Page 20]

Mr. Lim Teng Lim
Photo courtesy of Winson Saw

Khoo Swee Bee and Lim Teng Lim, marriage 18 October 1940, Penang

Mr Lim Teng Lim, the only son of Dr Lim Guan Cheng and Mrs Lim Guan Cheng will be married to Miss Khoo Swee Bee, the only daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Khoo Heng Pan, at Penang on Oct. 18. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 8 October 1940, Page 2]

PENANG WEDDING. Penang, Saturday. The marriage took place yesterday of Miss Khoo Swee Bee, only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Khoo Heng Pan, to Mr. Lim Teng Lim, only son of the late Dr. Lim Guan Cheng and Mrs. Lim Guan Cheng. Mr Lim Teng Lim is an advocate and solicitor attached to Wreford and Thornton, Penang. A reception was held at the bride's residence in Prangin Lane. [The Straits Times, 20 October 1940, Page 7]

Mr. Lim Teng Lim
Photo courtesy of Winson Saw

Khoo Heng Pan, death 19 March 1934, Penang

MR. KHOO HENG PAN. Death of Wealthy Penang Chinese. Penang, Mar., 19. The death took place yesterday from heart attack of Mr Khoo Heng Pan at the early age of 43. Mr. Khoo was owner of the new Windsor Theatre, Penang, besides extensively interested in other property. He also owned several rubber properties on the mainland. He was well-known in commercial circles and had gained the reputation of being a shrewd business man. He was one of the wealthiest Chinese in Penang today. He leaves a widow, one son and one daughter. The date of the funeral has not been fixed. [The Straits Times, 19 March 1934, Page 12; The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 20 March 1934, Page 7]

Penang, Mar., 26. The funeral of Mr. Khoo Heng Pan, the well-known Penang towkay, proprietor of the Windsor Cinema, took place this morning. There was a large attendance and several bands were in the procession. The remains were interred at the Khoo burial ground. [The Straits Times, 27 March 1934, Page 12; The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 27 March 1934, Page 2]

Madam Lee Hong See, death March 1930, Penang

The death of Madam Lee Hong See took place at 27 Acheen Street, Penang, on Thursday. She was 90 years of age and leave three sons, one daughter, 54 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. [The Straits Times, 1 April 1930, Page 22]

Neoh Siew Hong (Mrs Yeoh Geok Keat), death June 1935

The death has occurred at Penang of Mrs Yeoh Geok Keat nee Neoh Siew Hong, aged 75 years. She leaves a son Mr Yeoh Cheow Yeang, cashier of the Chartered Bank Alor Star, two daughters and several grand children. [The Straits Times, 13 June 1935, Page 17]

Khaw Lam Chuan, death August 1935

The death has occurred at Penang at the age of 86 of Mr Khaw Lam Chuan father of Messrs Khaw Teow Eng, Teow Cheng and Teow Suan. He also leaves five daughters 27 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. [The Straits Times, 12 August 1935, Page 12]

Koh Siew Kin (Mrs. Goh Boon Khim), death August 1933, Penang

The death took place on Wednesday in Penang of Mrs. Goh Boon Khim, nee Koh Siew Kin, at the age of 59. She leaves four sons, Goh Teik Huat, Hock, Leong and Hin. [The Straits Times, 7 August 1933, Page 13]

Mrs. Khoo Hong Tat, death July 1951

Penang Fri. Cabled news has been received in Penang of the sudden death in Scotland yesterday of Mrs. Khoo Hong Tat, prominent Penang resident, who flew to the United Kingdom on June 27 to attend the Festival of Britain. Arrangements are being made for the body to be cremated in Scotland. The ashes may then be flown out for burial in Penang. [The Straits Times, 14 July 1951, Page 7]

Lim Beng Hong, (Mrs. B. H. Oon) and Oon Guan Yong (Guan-Yong Oon), marriage 23 September 1927

The Straits Times, 30 September 1927, Page 8

Our Penang correspondent wire that Miss Lim Beng Hong, Penang's lady barrister, who returned to London last month, was married on the 23rd instant to Mr. Oon Wan Leong, eldest son of Towkay Oon Kheng Leong of Banka. Major-General Sir Neill Malcolm gave away the bride.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 25 October 1927, Page 8

General Sir Neill Malcolm officiated on Sept. 22 at the marriage in London of Miss Lim Beng Kong to Mr. Oon Guan Yong, eldest son of Captain and Mrs. Oon Kheng Liang, of Banka, giving the bride away in the absence of her father, Mr. Lim Kim Soa, of Penang.

Oon Kheng Leong, death 1933, Banka

News has been received in Penang of the death at Banka of "capitan" Oon, father of Dr. Oon and father-in-law of Mrs B. H. Oon, of Penang. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 5 October 1933, Page 8]

K. S. Subbiah, death October 1930, Penang

The death occurred suddenly on Friday morning of Mr. K. S. Subbiah, second clerk, Penang District Court, at his residence in Kampong Bahru. Mr. Subbiah's sudden death is deeply regretted by his many friends who have known him during his 18 years' service under Government.--Straits Echo. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 14 October 1930, Page 11]

Cheang Fook Khoon, death January 1935, Penang

MR. CHEANG FOOK. The death took place on Saturday at Penang of Mr Cheang Fook Khoon. He was on the staff of the General Post Office. A keen sportsman, he represented Penang in Malaya Cup football and was a member of the committee of the Penang Chinese F. A. [The Straits Times, 3 January 1935, Page 12]

Cheam Cheow Heng, death March 1913, Penang

We regret to announce the death, at the age of 46 of Mr Cheam Cheow Heng, Senior Interpreter of the District Court, which took place this morning at his residence No 15 Green Hall, says the Straits Echo of 28th ult. The deceased had been in ill health for a long time. On January 16 he was obliged to retire from the Government Service on pension. Mr. Cheow Heng was born in Singapore, and educated at the Government Central School there. He joined the service in 1885 as Student Interpreter. In 1897 he passed his examination for First Grade Interpreter. In 1888 he was transferred to Penang and since that time was a resident of this town. He leaves a widow, two sons and two daughters to mourn his loss. [Weekly Sun, 5 April 1913, Page 8]

Goh Eng Choon, death 1938, Singapore

Death Of Mr. Goh Eng Choon. The death took place at his residence No. 150B, East Coast Road, Singapore, of Mr. Goh Eng Choon, third son of the late Mr. Goh Khuan Leng, of Penang. Mr. Choon was born and educated in Penang. He joined the Bata Shoe Co., Ltd., in 1930 and at the time of his death he was controller of all the company's branches in Singapore. The Company sent him to their headquarters at Zlin, Czechoslovakia, three years ago and he was away from Singapore for seven months. The funeral will take place today at 10.30 a.m. at Bukit Brown Cemetery. [The Straits Times, 1 May 1938, Page 5]

S. V. S. Manium, death 8 August 1938, Penang

Penang Merchant's Death. Penang, Aug. 8. Mr. S. V. S. Manium, a member of the Penang Mohammedan community a proprietor of S. V. K. Patchee Brothers, the well-known firm of stevedores and ship chandlers of Bishop Street, Penang, died at his residence in Patani Road, yesterday. Mr. Manium, who was 68 years of age, had been ill for a few days, but the news of his death came most unexpectedly to his many friends. He is survived by his wife who is in India, two sons and a daughter. The burial, which took place yesterday afternoon at the Muslim burial ground in Perak Road, was largely attended. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 9 August 1938, Page 2]

Lim Siew Neoh, death February 1934, Penang

The death occurred on Tuesday of Madam Lim Siew Neoh at her residence No 69A Cantonment Road, Penang, at the ripe age of 84. Deceased was the mother-in-law of Mr. Chia Eng Say. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 12 February 1934, Page 6]

Tan Ee Neoh (Mrs. Wee Swee Boo), death February 1936, Penang

The death occurred on Wednesday of Mrs. Wee Swee Boo (nee Tan Ee Neoh) mother of Messrs. Wee Gim Phai and Wee Gim Leong, at her residence at Logan Road, Penang. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 20 February 1936, Page 7]

Chew Cheng Keat, death 26 October 1927, Penang

WELL-KNOWN TOWKAY'S DEATH. Penang, Oct. 26. Mr. Chew Cheng Keat, a well-known towkay, died last night after a prolonged illness, at the age of 60. He was the founder and head of the Boon Pharmacy. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 27 October 1927, Page 8]

Leong Lim, death May 1953, Penang

Death of Mr Leong Lim of Kwong Tuck Cheong at 80, Love Lane, Penang. He leaves behind his beloved wife Chow Moh Nooi, only son Kam Hoong and two daughters Khoon Chin and Hoon Yoke and a son-in-law Lam Yan Ching. Funeral will take place on Thursday the 28th instant at 12 noon sharp. [The Singapore Free Press, 26 May 1953, Page 18]

Nyak Mohamed Amin bin Mohamed Salleh, death July 1927, Penang

The death is also reported of Mr. Nyak Mohamed Amin bin Mohamed Salleh of MacAlister Lane, Penang. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 29 July 1927, Page 3]

M. M. Marican Noordin, 12 July 1927, Penang

Mr M. M. Marican Noordin, a prominent Muslim of Penang, died in his house at MacAlister Road, Penang, on the 12th. inst. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 29 July 1927, Page 3]

Mrs. Lee Eng Hock, death September 1933, Penang

The death has occurred at her residence 15, Logan Road, Penang of Mrs. Lee Eng Hock, wife of Mr. Lee Eng Hock, Managing Director of Tin Bee Co., Penang, at the age of 26. Deceased who was the third daughter of Mr. Lim Chin Guan, the ex-millionaire of Penang, had been in poor health for a long time. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 7 September 1933, Page 2]

M. M. Noordin, death 14 January 1924, Penang

DEATH OF MR. M. M. NOORDIN. Penang, January 14. The death has occurred of Mr. M. Noordin at the age of 75. He was a prominent member of a well-known Penang family, which has played a leading part in the commercial history of Penang and was a large property owner. The funeral was largely attended. [The Straits Times, 15 January 1924, Page 9]

Mrs. Yeo Boon Wan, death 2 Mar 1934, Penang

PENANG OBITUARY. Sudden Death of Chinese Lady. Penang, Mar 2. At "Yeoville," Northam Road, this morning the death took place of Mrs. Yeo Boon Wan, wife of Mr. Yeo Boon Wan, director of Leong Fee and Co., brokers and rubber exporters of Penang. Deceased, who was 61, had a seizure when dressing for the Chap Goh Meh procession of Wednesday evening and became unconscious. She never recovered. She leaves a husband and several sons and daughters. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 3 March 1934, Page 9]

Foo Choo Choon, death 4 May 1921, Penang

PENANG OBITUARY. (From Our Own Correspondent). May 4th 1921. The death has taken place at his residence in Penang to-day, of Mr. Foo Choo Choon, a well known mining magnate, at the age of 61. He is a well-known philanthropist and educational reformer. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 5 May 1921, Page 276]

FUNERAL NOTICE. Friends and relatives of the late Mr. Foo Choo Choon, J.P., are informed that the funeral will take place on June 3rd, 1921, in the old style. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 23 May 1921, Page 6]

Lau Tiong King, death 17 May 1965, Singapore

Lau Tiong King age 57 beloved husband of Lik Hon Lau, passed away May 17 after a long illness. Surviving are three sons living in the United States of America, Lau Buong Peck, MD, Instructor of Radiology, University of California, of San-Francisco, Lau Buong Hoo, MD of Pound, Virginia, Lau Buong Ling, LLB of New Jersey, two daughters, and five grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers and two sisters of this city. Funeral services will be held at 3.00 p.m. May 19, 1965 at the Singapore Casket Co. mortuary prior to cremation. [The Straits Times, 18 May 1965, Page 18]

Phuah Noy Eng, death May 1965, Singapore

Madam Phuah Noy Eng of Penang Store, aged 67, passed away peacefully at residence 485 Joo Chiat Road Singapore-15, leaving behind sons, Tan Yew Yang, Tan Choon Kwang, Tan Boon Kwang, son-in-law Kwek Kim Jang, daughters Tan Peck Chia, Tan Soon Chin and many grandchildren to mourn her loss. Funeral 20th May 1965 at 1 p.m. [The Straits Times, 18 May 1965, Page 18]

Lee Man Fong, death 3 April 1988, Jakarta

Lee Man Fong (Artist) Age 77 called to the Lord on 3.4.88 in Jakarta leaving behind Wife Lie Muk Lan; Son Lee Rern (Ruddy Tampi); Daughter-in-law Siew Pui Sim; Daughter Thory Lee Ie Ling; Son-in-law Matthew Wong Siew Wah and 4 grandchildren. Address Jalan Gedong 11-A Jakarta VI/16 Indonesia. Cremation 7.4.88 at 10 a.m. in Jakarta. [The Straits Times, 6 April 1988, Page 30]

Liew Yook Yin (Mrs. Lim Kheng Boon/K.B. Lim), death 5 April 1988, Singapore

Mdm Liew Yook Yin Age 61 passed away peacefully on 5th April, 1988 leaving behind beloved Husband Lim Kheng Boon (KB); Sons Jerry Lim Lark Kee; Daughter Bess Lim May Fah. Cortege will leave Blk 92 Zion Road, S'p[ore 0316 on Thursday 7th April 1988 at 3.00 p.m. for Mount Vernon Crematorium. [The Straits Times, 6 April 1988, Page 30]

Ooi Kee Wan, death 3 April 1988, Penang

Mr Ooi Kee Wan Age 73 passed away peacefully on 3rd April 1988 leaving behind beloved Wife Bunty Cheah Bee Hean; Sons Ronnie Oon Seng, Vincent Oon Siew; Daughters Stella Tin See, Sylvia Tin Nan, Suzanne Tin Geok; Daughters-in-law Ang Li Heng, Lee Geit Hong; Grandsons Wei Toh, Wei Teik, Wei Lee, Wei Joo. Cortege leaves residence 130 Western Road, Penang on Thursday, 7/4/88 at 1.15 p.m. For service at Trinity Methodist Church, Green Lane and thereafter fro cremation at Batu Gantong Crematorium. In lieu of wreaths, donations to charity. [The Straits Times, 6 April 1988, Page 30]

Chan Wing Lim @ Chan Keng Lim, death 5 April 1988, Singapore

Mr Chan Wing Lim alias Chan Keng Lim Age 62 was called home to be with The Lord on 5th April 1988 leaving behind Wife Yong Hauk Foon; Sons Chan Ying Leon, Chan Yiing Wai, Chan Ying Kit, Daughter Chan Choy Wan; Granddaughters Adeline Kong, Vanessa Chan; Daughter-in-law Low Ai Lay; Son-in-law Kong Sim Guan. Memorial service will be held at Blk 102 Lower Delta Road on 6th April (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. Cortege leaving on 7th April 1988 (Thursday) at 4 p.m. for Mount Vernon Crematorium. Tel: 270-4095. [The Straits Times, 6 April 1988, Page 30]