Monday, November 12, 2012

Chia Wen Yen, death 29 June 1926, Singapore

Consul-General Dead. Mr. Chia Wen Yen Dies After Short Illness. Mr Chia Wen Yen, Consul-General for China, passed away at his home, No 30 Blair Road at seven o'clock this morning from asthma, with which he has been afflicted since December last, though only confined to his home for about a week. The deceased was well educated in Chinese but had a very slight command of English. Before coming to the local Consulate-General, two years and one month ago, he had represented his country as Consul at Sourabaya and previously to that at Rangoon. His position will be assumed temporarily by the Vice-Consul, Mr Jui Chun Hsu. Mr Chia Wen Yen was sixty years of age and leaves a widow and nine children, six sons and three daughters, to mourn his loss. He was a native of Namhoi, Kwangtung Province. [Malaya Tribune, 29 June 1926, Page 7]

Death of Mr. Chia Wen Yen. Chinese Consul-General In Singapore. We regret to record the death, which occurred at his residence in Blair Road to-day of Mr Chia Wen Yen, Consul-General for China in Singapore. Death was due to asthma. The Consul-General, who had been in Singapore just over two years, was much respected by the Chinese community and others who knew him, and the news of his death will be received with regret. He was sixty years of age and leaves a family of six sons and three daughters. Mr Chia Wen Yen was born in Canton. He graduated at the tung Wen College, Peking, and was Consul-General for China at Fusen and Chemulpu, Korea. From 1911 to 1913 he was secretary of the Chinese Legation at Tokio. He was Consul-General at Rangoon from 1914 to 1918 and held a similar appointment at Soerabaya from 1918 up to the time he came to Singapore in 1924. the arrangements as to the funeral will be announced later. [The Straits Times, 29 June 1926, Page 9]

Deaths. Chia. Chia Wen yen, Chinese Consul-General for Singapore at 7 a.m. on 29th instant at his residence No 30 Blair Road. Deeply regretted. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 30 June 1926, Page 8]

Since the death on the morning of June 29 of Mr Chia Wen Yen, Consul-General for China at Singapore, the coffined body has been lying at 30 Blair Road but at noon on Sunday 25th inst., the coffin will be deposited at the Cantonese burial ground (Pek San Theng) at Thomson Road, pending shipment to Canton, where the burial will take place in his native village. Pending instructions from Peking, the Consulate-General is now in charge of Mr Jui Chun Hsu, the Vice-Consul. [The Straits Times, 7 July 1926, Page 10]

The Late Mr Chia Wen Yen. Chinese Consul-Generakl in Singapore. The news of the death of the Consul-General which took place on Tuesday morbing was received with sorrow by the Chinese community by whom he was held iin great respect. The funeral will take place on Sunday 18th July at noon when the remains will be removed to the Singapore Harbour Board Godown for transmission to Canton for interment. The funeral will be in the reformed style. [Malayan Saturday Post, 3 July 1926, Page 23; The Straits Times, 15 July 1926, Page 7]

In Memoriam. The friends of the late Mr Chia Wen Yen, 3rd Class Order of the Chio Ho (Excellent Crop) Consul-General for China S.S. are respectfully informed that his remains will be removed from his residence 30 Blair Road on Sunday the 25th July 1926 at 2 p.m. to the Cantonese Cemetery Pek San Theng at Thompson Road and there await transmissiopn to Canton for interment. [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 14 July 1926, Page 8]

The remains of the late Mr Chia Wen Yen, Consul-General for China in Singapore, will be removed from 30 Blair Road on Sunday at 2 p.m. to the Cantonese Cemetery (Pek San theng), Thomson Road, prior to being sent to Canton for interment. [The Straits Times, 22 July 1926, Page 8]

Mrs Chia Wen Yen and family beg to thank the friends and relatives who assisted at and attended the funeral of the late Mr Chia Wen Yen, Chinese Consul-General, and also those who sent scrolls, letters of condolence, telegrams, wreaths, etc., which are so numerous that they are unable to return thanks individually, and they ask that they be excused. [Malaya Tribune, 26 July 1926, Page 6; The Straits Times, 27 July 1926, Page 8]

The remains of the late Chiense Consul-General Mr Chia Wen Yen will be removed from Pek San Theng Cantonese Cemetery, Thomson Road, at 10 a.m. on Thursday next, the 18th instant to the ss. Talma, leaving for Hong Kong, and thence for transhipment to Canton (Private funeral). [The Straits Times, 17 November 1926, Page 7]

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