Saturday, August 24, 2013

See Kew Lye, Death 3 December 1918, Penang

Mr See Kew Lye of "Cinnamon Hall" Penang passed away at 9.30 p.m. on Tuesday. He was the manging partner of Messrs Chin Hin Company of Beach Street, Rice Merchants, Director of the Eastern Shipping Co Ltd and the Ho Hong Bank Limited. He leaves three widows, five sons, two daughters and nine grandchildren to mourn his loss. (S Echo). [The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 5 December 1918, Page 360]

The funeral of the late Mr. See Kew Lye of Penang and Rangoon took place on Wednesday when his remains were removed from his residence, "Cinnamon Hall," in Kelawei Road to the Batu Lanchang Cemetery, says the Straits Echo. The deceased gentleman was managing partner of Messrs Chin Hin and Co. and was also one of the directors of the Eastern Shipping Co. and the Ho Hong Bank. Besides being a businessman highly respected in the Straits and the Far East, he was also the possessor of extensive property in Rangoon and the neighbouring districts. He was a generous supporter of local charitable funds. [The Straits Times, 10 January 1919, Page 8]

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