Monday, September 3, 2012

Khoo Tiong Poh, death 1892, Penang

The Late Mr. Khoo Tiong Poh. The death took place last night of Mr. Khoo Tiong Poh the senior partner in the prominent shipping firm of Bun Hin and Co. Deceased who has been ailing for some time was known to be in a serious condition, so that a fatal result to his illness was not altogether unexpected by his friends. Mr. Tiang Poh, a native of China, was a man about 62 years of age, and having been connected with Singapore for about 40 years was well known in shipping and commercial circles as having established the firm of which he was the senior partner, which has office branches in Penang, Hongkong, and Amoy. The deceased leaves behind him eight sons. The funeral will take place in Penang, and it is expected that the body will leave Singapore at an early date, possibly by the s.s. Cheang Chew. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 3 March 1892, Page 2]

The Cheang Chew, with the remains of the late Mr. Khoo Tiong Poh, left for Penang yesterday evening. The interment, however, will not take place until after the marriage of Khoo Ghin Yew, a son of the deceased. It is said that the deceased gentleman will be buried in his plantation near Batu Lanchang. [Daily Advertiser, 11 March 1892, Page 3]

The funeral of the late Mr. Khoo Tiong Poh alias Khoo Poh will take place in Penang on Wednesday next, the 4th instant, at 11.30 a.m. [Daily Advertiser, 2 May 1892, Page 3]

The funeral of the late Mr. Khoo Tiong Poh took place at Penang on the morning of the 4th instant. It was a grand and imposing affair, the procession being the longest that has taken place there. The canopy over the coffin, which came from Shanghai was the richest and grandest ever seen in Penang. The total expense of that day alone is estimated at $20,000. [Daily Advertiser, 10 May 1892, Page 3]

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