Saturday, June 15, 2013

John Da Silva, Death April 1907, Singapore


The death took place on Wednesday night of Mr. John Da Silva at the comparatively early age of 55. The late Mr. Da Silva was well known in Singapore and Penang. His eldest son was one of the Rafflesians who won a Queen's Scholarship. He has also adopted Journalism as a profession and is Sub-Editor of the Straits Echo. Two of his daughters have also done well in the local Cambridge Examinations. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bukit Timah Road, and was largely attended.

Source: Eastern Daily Mail and Straits Morning Advertiser, 12 April 1907, Page 3

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