Wednesday, July 24, 2013

John Allan, Death 27 September 1894, Surrey


The death of another old Straits man is reported we regret to say, in the case of Mr. John Allan, of Messrs. Sandilands Buttery & Co., Penang, who died at home on the 28th ult. The news reached Penang by wire the following day. Mr. Allan had been ailing for a couple of months with an attack of fever, contracted it is supposed during a recent visit to the East, when he was in charge  for a time of the Sumatra tobacco estates, in which his firm had an interest. Mr. Allan came out to this Colony in a sailing ship nearly 30 years ago, and has been closely associated with Penang since that time. For about a couple of years Mr. Allan represented Penang as a Member of Legislative Council having been sworn in on the 12th January 1880. Though not taking any prominent part in Council proceedings Mr. Allan always gave useful support to his unofficial colleagues.

[The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 3 October 1894, Page 2]


ALLAN - at 3 St Andrews Square, Surbiton, Surrey, on 27th inst., John Allan, of London and Penang.

[Glasgow Herald, 28 September 1894]

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