Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Foo Meow Chin, death 19 June 1953, Ipoh

Ipoh Sat. Mr. Foo Meow Chin, well-known Perak and Selangor miner and race horse owner died at the Ipoh Hospital last night. Mr. Foo who was 56 was the eldest son of one of the mining pioneers in Malaya --- Mr Foo Choo Choon, known in the past as the "tin king of Perak." Mr. Meow Chin is the son-in-law of Mr. Choo Kia Peng, of Kuala Lumpur. He leaves a widow, two sons, Peter and Bobby, who are studying in England, and four daughters, one of them Mrs Elsie Loke, wife of Dr Loke Tai Pooi of Singapore. The funeral will take place at Hokkien cemetery in Gopeng Road, on Monday at 1 p.m. [The Straits Times, 21 June 1953, Page 11]

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