Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tan Beng Wan, death 25 December 1891, Singapore

The Late Mr. Tan Beng Wan. Mr Tan Beng Wan, until recently a Municipal Commissioner for the Central Ward, died at his residence, Botan House, Neil Road, at 4.45 a.m. on Christmas Day. Mr Beng Wan had been in failing health for about seven months, and latterly had not been in attendance at Municipal meetings, althouggh he retained his seat on the Board until the commencement of the present month ; when he resigned, and Mr A. L. Donaldson was elected in his place. Mr Beng Wan was forty years of age, and up till seven months ago had shown all signs of health ; but since that time, the insidious disease which terminated on Friday last, in inflammation of the lungs necessitated his retirement from a great many of his private, and the whole of his public duties. Since his father's death Mr Beng Wan had been the head of the firm Tan Kim Tian and Sons. He leaves three brothers, the elder of whom, Mr Tan Hup Seng, will probably take his position as Manager of the firm. Mr Beng Wan was insured for $20,000 with the New York Life Insurance Company, of which Messrs Puttfarcken and Co., are the agents in Singapore. [Straits Times Weekly Issue, 30 December 1891, Page 7]

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