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]

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