Monday, October 1, 2012

Ong Tiang Soon, death 30 October 1934, Singapore

Mr Ong Tiang Soon, eldest son of the late Mr Ong Ewe Hai of Messrs Ong Ewe Hai & Co. passed away peacefully at his residence No. 12 Kim Yam Road, on October 30, 1934, at 3.20 a.m. at the age of 80. He leaves behind 9 sons, Messrs Ong Leng Hoon, Ong Hood Hin, Ong Chip Hee, Ong Beow Sim, Ong Chip Yan, Ong Chip Hong, Ong Chip Joo, Ong Joo Chin and Ong Soo Keng, 5 daughters Ong Yan Lin Neo, Ong Yan Gay Neo, Ong Yan Ho Neo, Ong Chim Kay Neo and Ong Yan Lip Neo, 5 sons-in-law, Mr Tan Kwee Liang, Mr Tan Teng Ann, Mr Tay Teng Hup, Mr Soh Yiew Jin and Dr Thung Siang Swee, 9 daughters-in-law, 48 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren to mourn their loss. Sarawak and China papers please copy. Friends and relations are kindly requested not to send scrolls and banners. Date of funeral will be announced later. [The Straits Times, 31 October 1934, Page 10]

The funeral of the late Mr Ong Tiang Soon, a well-known Singapore merchant, took place on Thursday. Mr Tiang Soon was the eldest son of the late Mr Ong Ewe Hai, who founded the firm of Ong Ewe Hai and Co., 75 years ago. This firm is still extant, and Mr Tiang Soon was the proprietor of it at the time of his death. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 12 November 1934, Page 6]

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