Monday, April 1, 2013

Habib Merican Noordin, Death, August 1909, Penang

DEATH OF MR. HABIB MERICAN NOORDIN, J.P. We regret to announce the death of Mr. Habib Merican Noordin, J.P., which took place at his residence "Noordin Hall", Hutton Lane, Penang. The deceased who was a leading member of the Mohammedan community, was the third son of the late Mahomed Noordin, the founder of the family in Penang. He was born here in May, 1847, and educated at St. Xavier's Institution. In 1862 he entered his father's business and spent several years in one of the firm's sailing ships trading with Burma. Upon his father's death in 1870, he was appointed executor and trustee of his estate. At this time he commenced business on his own account and did a large trade in the export of local produce. He was also agent for several lines of steamers, and managing director of the Indian Merchant and Steam Navigation Company. Mr. Noordin lived in retirement since 1905,his business being managed by his nephews and son-in-law. In 1899 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace for the Settlement of Penang. (P.G.) [The Straits Times, 19 August 1909, Page 6, The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 20 August 1909, Page 5]

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