Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Miss Cheah Choo Bee and Mr. Chew Boon Ee, Marriage February 1922, Penang

The Straits Times, 23 February 1922, Page 8 

There was a large attendance on Monday at 62, Seang Tek Road, Penang, when the wedding took place of Mr. Chew Boon Ee, managing partner of the Boon Pharmacy, second son of Mr. Chew Cheng Keat, and the popular Football Captain of the local Chinese Recreation Club and Miss Cheah Choo Bee, only daughter of Mr. Cheah Eng Keat of Kladi Villa, 133, Kelawei Road, Penang. After the dinner the guests repaired to the bride's residence, where the customary cup of tea was partaken of by them. The wedding pppresents were numerous and valuable.

Miss Ooi Siew Hooi and Mr. Chew Boon Tat, Marriage May 1933, Penang

The Straits Times, 3 May 1933, Page 12 

The wedding took place on Sunday in Penang of Mr. Chew Boon Tat, fourth son of the late Mr. Chew Cheng Keat and brother of Mr. Chew Boon Chuan of Boon Pharmacy, and Miss Ooi Siew Hooi the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ooi Kum Hock of Cantonment Road.

Miss Leong Hean Inn and Mr. Chew Hoon Huck, Marriage March 1935, Penang

The Straits Times, 16 March 1935, Page 16 

The marriage took place last Saturday at Penang of Mr. Chew Hoon Huck, fifth son of the late Mr. Chew Cheng Keat and of Mrs. Chew Cheng Keat, and Miss Leong Hean Inn, only daughter of the late Mr. Leong Fook Chee and of Mrs. Leong Fook Chee. The ceremony, which was in the old style, was solemnised at the bride's residence, in Love Lane, the bridegroom's residence, 62 Seang Tek Road, and the Pitt Street Chinese Temple. Mr. Chew Boon Ee, of the Boon Pharmacy, entertained a number of friends to dinner at his residence, 62, Seang Tek Road, in the evening.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2nd Daughter of Mr. Ong Sam Leong and Mr. Yean Chuan, Marriage 2 Oct. 1906, Singapore

The Straits Times, 3 October 1906, Page 5


A fashionable Straits Chinese wedding was celebrated yesterday afternoon, when Mr. Puey Yean Chuan, son of Mr. Puey Eng Hong, married the second daughter of Mr. Ong Sam Leong. The reception was held in both residences of two parties. The wedding procession, starting first from the bride's house to the bridegroom's place, consisted of the usual Chinese wedding music, a Manila brass band following at the rear of the newly married couple's carriages and also a number of Straits babas and nonyas who are relatives and friends of the bridegroom. The ceremony was quite a gay one, and the carriages drawn by pairs of horses of the bride and bridegroom were also nicely decorated with red cloth &c. Messrs. Ong Sam Leong and Puey Eng Hong are well-known and highly-esteemed residents of Singapore and are both joint partners in business and contractors of the Christmas Island Phosphate Co. Ltd.

Kan Kim Kee and Chan Yen Soon, Marriage 4 May 1906, Singapore

The Straits Times, 5 May 1906, Page 5

Chan Yen Soon— Kan Kim Kee 

A fashionable Straits Chinese Wedding was celebrated yesterday afternoon in Stanley Street, when Mr. Chan Yen Soon, fourth son of Mr. Chan Kim Boon, married Miss Kan Kim Kee, a daughter of Mr. Kan Teow Koh's. The reception was held at No. 9 Stanley Street, the residence of Mr. Chan Kim Boon. Mr. Chan Kim Boon, the bridegroom's father, is a well-known and highly esteemed resident of Singapore, having been for over forty years employed as head book-keeper and cashier to Messrs. Donaldson and Burkinshaw. Amongst the European guests at the wedding were the Hon. H. Fort, Dr. and Miss Galloway, Mr. C. Dunlop, Mr. and Mrs. Knowles, Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Jennings, and the Miss Jennings, Messrs Gilbert S. Carver, B. G. H. Johnson, H. Millard, C. G. Emerson, and C. Everett. The guests were shown over the bride's room, which was gorgeously decorated. The guests then tasted a number of Chinese sweets, of which there were a great variety, and drank the health of the happy couple in champagne.

3rd Daughter of Mr. Tan Jiak Chuan and Mr. Chia Teck Chye, Marriage 7 Dec 1905, Singapore

Eastern Daily Mail and Straits Morning Advertiser, 13 December 1905, Page 3


Monday night witnessed the conclusion of the three day's festivities in connection with the marriage of Mr. Chia Teck Chye, the son of Mr. Chia Guan Heng, with the third daughter of Mr. Tan Jiak Chuan.

The Chinese ceremonial pertaining to wedding functions was observed in its entirety.

The marriage proper came off on the 7th inst. On Monday night a reception was held at the residence of the bridegroom when over a hundred guests were present to partake of his hospitality. The Town and Volunteer Band was in attendance.

Daughter of E. Guan Chuan and Khoo Peck Siew, Marriage Sep. 1095, Singapore

Eastern Daily Mail and Straits Morning Advertiser, 28 September 1905, Page 3



The second day's festivities in connection with the marriage of Mr. Khoo Peck Siew, son of Mr. Khoo Pee Soon, to Miss E. Chuan Guan, daughter of Mrs E. Chuan Guan were celebrated yesterday afternoon at No. 18, Tank Road.

About two hundred people responded to invitations and arrived there shortly after 8 p.m. Several Europeans were present. Two houses were necessary for the reception, which was carried out on a magnificent scale. The interior of the houses were brightly lit and decorated with silver and gold ornaments, besides numerous silk clothes and scrolls.

After a really sumptuous banquet - sumptuous even from a Chinese point of vies, the Cornwall Minstrels put on a programme of excellently rendered music, besides singing several English comic songs and dancing.

It must be remembered that these minstrels, the majority of whom are well-to-do Chinese, have not long been in existence as a troupe, and are just coming before the public. If they continue improving, they will one day astonish Singapore by giving a performance which Europeans will find difficult to eclipse. The word "engaged" has been used in connection with these minstrels in one of our contemporaties. The leader requests that we shall state that the troups is wholly composed of amateurs.

During the first half of the musical programme, the marriage rites were proceeded with by the fathers of the wedded couple.

The programme is an interesting one. The performers adopted English names for the occasion.

March........"Kings Bajo March."
Song........."I live Underneath."
.............Mr. S. H. Stanley.
Cake Walk...."Hiawatha."
Song........."My First Wife."
.............Mr. C. P. MacPhabett
March........"Italian March."
Song........."The Seventh Royalk Fusiliers."
.............Mr. T. B. King.
Polks........"Cat Polka."
Song........."Hip Hip Hooray for Farmer Jones."
............."Mr. W. H. Kellard.
March........"The Washington Post."
March........"Soldiers in the Park."
Song........."Ping Pong."
.............Mr. L. K. Hickey.
March........"March Under the DoubleEagle."
Song........."A little bit off the Top."
.............Mr. C. S. Gordon.
Selection from Christopher.
Columbus....."Barn Dance."
Song........."I'll take you home again Kathleen."
.............Mr. O. J. Simpson.
Polka........"Dutch Polka."
Song........."Staring me in the face."
.............Mr. N. V. Bedford.

The festivities are to be continued on Sunday.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Patrick Allen Reutens, Death 10 July 1916, Singapore

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 11 July 1916, Page 10


The house flag of the Straits Steam Ship Company was half masted yesterday over their office ashore, as well as on their steamers afloat, as a special mark of respect to the memory of Mr. Patrick Allen Reutens, the Secretary and Bookkeeper of the Company, who died at the General Hospital here on Sunday evening, of blood poisoning brought on by a whitlow on his right hand, at the age of 68 years. Born in Penang in 1848 he was the youngest son of the late Mr. Philip Reutens, at one time Secretary to the Raffles Library, by his first marriage. The deceased received his early education at the St. Xavier's Institution, Penang, and when the family moved to Singapore he continued and finished his education at the St. Joseph's Institution here. On leaving school he joined the Government services as a junior clerk in the Shipping Office, one of his colleagues being Mr. (now Sir) John Anderson. Being a youth of push and ambition he quitted the Government and joined the mercantile service by entering the now defunct firm of Maclain Fraser and Co. and he rose rapidly to the position of bookkeeper under the late Mr. C. Dunlop, Mr. L. J. Fraser, Mr. A Gentle and others, and he was highly thought of by his chiefs. On the formation of the Straits Steam Ship Company, some 30 years ago, Mr. Reutens was engaged as Secretary and Bookkeeper, and in this service he continued up till three weeks ago, when he had to go to hospital for treatment for a whitlow. It is no secret that he never spared himself, never taking a leave or availing himself of a public holiday. He was even known to forego his holidays on such occasions as Christmas and New Year. He was a man of a retiring disposition, and for a person of his ability, position and standing, where others sought publicity Mr. Reutens abhorred it and he must be said to have practiced self effacement in an extraordinary degree. It is no exaggeration to say that if the Eurasian Community of Singapore had been asked to vote for a Representative in the Legislative and Municipal Councils Mr. Rutens would have been unanimously voted as their fittest man. The writer of this obituary had the pleasure of Mr. Reuten's close friendship for nearly 50 years, and he is in a position to say that no Eurasian before him commanded the same amount of respect from his countrymen as he did. He was a prominent member of the old Singapore Volunteer Corps, and as such became closely associated with the late Mr. W. H. Read, the late Mr. C. B. Buckley and the late Mr. Phillips, the father of the present Principal of the Raffles Institution. He was an accomplished musician, and in his younger days was a pianist to the Tanglin Club. He took a lively interest in the choir of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, of which for many years he was choir master and organist. He was a renowned chess player, and with the late Mr. R. W. Hullett and Mr. J. B. Elcum were the principal Singapore representatives in the various chess tournaments got up from time to time with the other Settlements and Hongkong and Shanghai, and it is believed it was mainly owing to his superior play that the Singapore team was invariably victorious in the tournaments.

Mr. Reutens has left behind him a widow and several daughters, but no son, and young grand children, for whom the greatest sympathy will be felt, not only by the Eurasian community of Malay, but by a large circle of friends outside of his own countrymen, for Mr. Reutens possessed in an exceptional degree the rare quality of making friends but no enemies. Requiescat In Pace.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Frank Seow Soon Jin, Death 6 May 1953, Singapore

The Straits Times, 8 May 1953, Page 6

Mr. Seow Soon Jin (Frank Seow) died peacefully at his residence No 33 Lorong Mydin, on Wed., 6th May, 10.30 p.m.Burial will take place on Sunday morning.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cyprian (Reverend Bro.), Death 15 Feb 1925, Rangoon

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 27 February 1925, Page 6

The death of Rev. Brother Cyprian occurred at the General Hospital, Rangoon, at 8 a.m. on the 15th instant. The deceased was born in Penang in 1853, and educated at St. Xavier's Institution, in Penang. In 1869 he went to Burma, and joined the Brother's Novitiate at Bassein.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lim Guat-Chui and Seow Poh Quee, Marriage 7 Dec 1921, Singapore

The Straits Times, 16 November 1921, Page 8

Page 8 Advertisements Column 2

The engagement is announced and the marriage will take place on December 7, 1921 of Mr. Seow Poh Quee, youngest son of the late Mr. Seow Chye Watt and brother of Messrs. Seow Poh Hoon and Seow Poh Leng, to Miss Lim Guat Chui, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lim Teck Hin of Messrs Kim Teck and Co., Johore.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mrs. Anna Wright, Death 19 Sep 1894, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 24 September 1894, Page 2


It is announced at Penang that at 7.30 p.m. on the 19th inst. there occurred the death of Mrs. Anna Wright, at the advanced age of 101 years.

Kwok Kim Neo (Mrs. Tan Boo Liat), Death 25 May 1932, Singapore

The Straits Times, 26 May 1932, Page 10


TAN. - Madame Kwok Kim Neo wife of Mr. Tan Boo Liat (Phra Anukul Syamkitch) passed away at 60, Emerald Hill Rd. on Wed., May 25. Interment at Bukit Brown on Sat., May 28 at 3 p.m. No scrolls. Straits, F.M.S. and Bangkok papers please copy.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Allan Maclean Skinner, Death 14 Jun 1901, Canterbury

The Straits Times, 13 July 1901, Page 2

Mr Allan Maclean Skinner, C.M.G., late of the Straits Settlements Civil Service, and Consul for the Siamese Slates, died on 15th June at his residence, Harlandrise, Barton-fields, Canterbury, at the age of 55 years. He was born at Brighton in 1846, and was a son of Sir Allan Maclean Skinner, Q.C., Recorder of Windsor. He was called to the Bar in 1807, first appointed a cadet in the Straits Settlements service in 1881. He attained the rank of Resident Councillor of Penang in 1887, and that of Consul for the Siamese States in the following year. In 1891 he received the C.M.G. for services rendered. Mr. Skinner retired in January, 1897, and returned to England since which time he has resided at Canterbury.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 13 July 1901, Page 3


We regret to announce the death of Allan Maclean Skinner, C.M.G. on Friday June 14, at his residence, Barton Fields, Canterbury. He was born at Brighton on March 20, 1846. He was the second son of the late Allan Maclean Skinner, Q.C., County Court Judge and Recorder of Windsor, and of Caroline Harding daughter of the Rev. John Harding and sister to Sir John Dorney Harding, of Coaley, Queen's Advocate. In 1875 he married Ellen, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Shelford, Shelford, rector of Preston St. Mary, Suffolk, sister of the late Thomas Shelford C.M.G., of Singapore. Called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1867, he passed first in examination for the new Civil Service of the Straits Settlements. He was appointed Auditor-General with a seat in Council in 1881; acted as Colonial Secretary of the Straits, 1884-89, and as Deputy-Governor in 1885. He was appointed Resident Councillor of Penang in 1887, which appointment he continued to hold until his retirement in 1897, combining with it in 1888, the office of her Majesty's Consul for the Siamese States. He took an active part in the bombardment of Selangor (1871); the Perak negotiations (1874); the Muar election (1877), and in the proceedings generally which established the British Protectorate of the Malay Peninsula. He was the first Inspector of Schools in the Colony and the originator of its educational system. In 1890 he received the C.M.G. "in recognition of good work done." He originated the Straits branches of the S.P.C.A. (1876), and of the Royal Asiatic Society (1877); and edited and contributed to the local journal of the latter society for several years. Since ill-health compelled his retirement in 1897, he has resided at Canterbury and was engaged in writing a history of the Straits Settlements of which he had completed the early part, when death ended his labours.

The Straits Times, 23 July 1901, Page 2

At the time of his death,  the late Mr. Allan Maclean Skinner, C.M.G., was engaged in writing a history of the Straits Settlements, of which he had completed the early part.

Ellen Florence Skinner and William Gilbert Cobbett, Engagement Dec 1913, Dorset

The Straits Times, 13 December 1913, Page 9
The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 20 December 1913, Page 9

The engagement is announced of the Rev. William Gilbert Cobbett, rector of Evershot, Dorset, son of the late Mr. William Cobbett, of Beckenham, Keng, to Ellen Florence Skinner, daughter of the late Allan Maclean Skinner, C.M.G., formerly of H.H. Civil Service, Straits Settlements, and of Mrs. Allan Maclean Skinner, of 9, Vernon place, Canterbury.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tan Tiang Neo (Mrs. Neo Teck Swee), Death 27 Dec 1925, Malacca

Malayan Saturday Post, 14 March 1925, Page 15


The Late Mrs. Neo Teck Swee.

The death took place on Monday, 27th December, of Mrs. Neo Teck Swee, nee Tan Tiang Neo, the mother of Mr. Neo Ong Hee, J.P., at 157 Heeren Street, whose photograph appeared in last week's issue of this paper. The deceased lady had reached the ripe old age of 85 years. She was the only surviving daughter of the late Mr. Tan Tock Seng, the donor of Tan Tock Seng Hospital to Singapore. She had three brothers, Messrs Tan Kim Cheng, Tan Siew Lim, and Tan Teck Guan and three sisters. The late Mr. Tan Kim Cheng was at one time acting Consul-General for Siam in Singapore, and the late Mr. Tan Teck Guan was a J.P., for the Settlement of Malacca, and a Municipal Commissioner. The deceased left two sons, Messrs. Neo Ong Tew, and Neo Ong Hee, J.P., and ex-Municipal Commissioner for Malacca, and one daughter, Mrs. Tan Chin Tee, and many grand sons and grand daughters and great grand children to mourn her loss.

Impressive Funeral.

The funeral took place on the 31st idem. It was an imposing though simple procession and the coffin, surmounted by a magnificent catafalque or Kwantah and presenting a most picturesque appearance, was borne on the shoulders of 64 men dressed in black, provided by the Keng Teck Whay. Preceded by three Chinese priests from the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the procession wended its way through the principal streets of the Town on its way to the last resting place of the departed. Following behindthe coffin was the long train of mourners comprising the sons, daughters, grand-sons, grand-daughters, great grand-sons and great grand-daughters, and other relatives of the deceased lady. The principal mourners were dressed in sackcloth and they were: Mr. Neo Ong Hee, Mr. & Mrs. Neo Ong Tew, Mrs. Tan Chin Tee, Mr. & Mrs. Neo Yew Jin, Mr. & Mrs. Neo How Tay, Mr. & Mrs. Neo Tong Kee, Mr. & Mrs. Loh Kim Swee, and Dr. & Mrs. B. H. Ong. A large attendance of prominent Malacca Citizens had also turned out to pay their respects and there was also a big assembly of the Lam Hwa Kongsi men of whom Mr. Neo Ong Hee is the Headman. This party took over the carrying of the Coffin from the Keng Teck Whay men when the procession was just in front of the Clock Tower. With the exception of Scrolls from the Keng Teck Whay, Lam Hwa Kongsi, Mr. Loh Kim Swee and Dr. B. H. Ong, the others were kindly refused, it having been decided to observe the utmost simplicity in the funeral rites. Wreaths were also not much in evidence for the same reason and the few that were accepted were kept in the house and did not form any part of the procession. The cortege arrived at the scene of the burial at about 1 p.m. and there after the final obsequies had been rendered the day's ceremony ended with the lowering of the coffin into the depths of Mother Earth. Amongst those present at the graveside were Captain and Mrs. A. C.Baker, Mr. E. H. Wilson of the High School. - (Cor.)

Tan Kim Ching, Death 27 Feb 1895, Singapore

Straits Times Weekly Issue, 1 March 1892, Page 126

Death of Mr. Tan Kim Cheng.

At 9.30 p.m. of Saturday there died after a very short illness Mr. Tan Kim Cheng who for many years has held a high position in the community. Mr. Kim Cheng was born in Malacca and at the time of his death was sixty four years of age. His father Mr. Tan Tock Seng was a prominent man and will be long remembered as the founder of the Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Mr. Tan Kim Seng Cheng defrayed one third of the cost of the hospital. Mr. Kim Cheng came to Singapore at a very early age a number of years ago. He was appointed Consul for Siam and subsequently and special Commissioner for the Western Provinces. He was also a J.P. Mr. Kim Cheng has at various times been of considerable assistance to the Government; and for services rendered during the Perak War he received a special letter of thanks from Sir Andrew Clarke. During troubles in the Royal Family in Siam Mr. Kim Cheng accompanied Sir William Robinson to Bangkok and was instrumental in bringing the matters of dispute to a settlement. He also received the 3rd class order of the Rising Sun from the Mikado of Japan in acknowledgement of his part in the reception of Prince Komatsu in Singapore. He was a Municipal Commissioner for the first year following the passing of the Municipal Ordinance. Mr. Tan Kim Cheng had three sons who all predeceased him. He leaves numerous grandchildren. The remains of the deceased gentleman will be interred in his private cemetery in about a month.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Edmond Stanley (Sir), Death 28 April 1843, Surrey

The Gentleman's Magazine Volume XX (20) New Series 
MDCCCXLIII (1843) July to December Inclusive. 
Page 206.

Sir Edmond Stanley.

April 28. At Richmond, Surrey, aged 82, Sir Edmond Stanley, Knt. formerly Prime Serjeant of Ireland, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras.

Sir Edmond was the eldest son of James Stanley, esq. of Low Park, co. Roscomon, by a daughter of Edmond Kelly, esq. of Mount Gray. He ontained a scholarship in Trinity college, Dublin; and was called to the Irish bar in 1782. In 1786 he was counsel to George R. Fitzgerald, at Castlebar. In 1789 he was made a King's Counsel in Ireland; and in the same year a bencher of the King's inns, Dublin. In 1790 he was returned to the parliament of Ireland for the borough of Augher; and from1797 to 1800 he was member for Lanesborough. In 1794 he was appointed the King's Third Serjeant-at-Law. In 1798 he was sent under a special commission to Cork, to preside at the trials there, and received the thanks of the county, and of the Government, for his conduct on that occasion. In 1800 he was made King's Prime Serjeant, and afterwards appointed one of the Commissioners of Public Accounts.

In 1807 he was appointed the first Recorder of Prince of Wales' Island, and received the honour of knighthood on the 11th March.

In 1815 he was appointed one of the judges at Madras, where he introduced many useful reforms into the registrar's office, and in 1820 was promoted to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He retired in 1825 with the usual pension after twenty years' service.

Sir Edmond Stanley married in 1786 a daughter of the Rev. John Talbot, and niece to the late William Talbot, esq. of Mount Talbot, co. Roscommon. Lady Stanley died at Richmond Jan. 17, 1836.

Monday, August 4, 2014

G. A. R. Cowdroy, Death October 1939, Penang

The Straits Times, 2 November 1939, Page 11

(From Our Own Correspondent)
Penang, Nov. 1.

The funeral took place yesterday at the Western Road Cemetery of Mr. G. A. R. Cowdroy, of the Rubber Controller's Department, whose death occurred early yesterday morning at his residence in Union Street, Penang.

The Rev. H. J. Paine, Colonial Chaplain, held a short service at the chapel and at the graveside.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lucy Lim and Oh Khay Hoe, Marriage 25 Sep 1936, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 21 September 1936, Page 8

The marriage of Miss Lucy Lim, niece of Mr. and Mrs. Lim Cheow Hock and granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lim Ewe Sean to Mr. Oh Khay Hoe, third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oh Thean Siew will take place on Sept. 25 at 73, Muntri Street, Penang.

Ooi Ewe Teik, Death 1933, Penang

The Straits Times, 8 July 1933, Page 12

The funeral took place at 29, Muntri Street, Penang, of Mr. Ooi Ewe Teik, the father of Messrs. Ooi Huck Sean and Ooi Huck Liang. The remains were removed from his residence at 10.30 a.m. for interment at the Batu Gantong cemetery. The deceased was a well-known towkay and those who came in contact always found him generous and courteous. The deceased left behind him, two sons, three daughters, and five grandchildren to mourn for his loss.

Goh Say Chuan, Death 27 May 1930, Penang

The Straits Times, 29 May 1930, Page 12

The death of Mr. Goh Say Chuan, of the staff of Messrs. Eow Thoon and Co. and Chip Hin Rubber Factory, took place at 21, Muntri Street, Penang, on Tuesday morning. Deceased was the youngest brother of Mrs. Lim Eow Thoon. He married a sister of Messrs. Oh Chin Ooh and Oh Chin Kooi and leaves a widow and three children.

Lim Ewe Sean, Death 27 May 1928, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 31 May 1928, Page 16

After an illness of three weeks, Mr. Lim Ewe Sean, aged 65, passed away peacefully at his residence No. 73, Muntri Street Penang, on Sunday, at 10.40p.m. The deceased had been connected with Messrs. Huttenbach Lazarus and Sons Ltd. for over 46 years.

Khoo Ean Cheng, Death Mar 1927, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 4 March 1927, Page 9

His many friends in Penang and the F.M.S. will receive with regret the news of the sudden death of Mr. Khoo Ean Cheng, which took place suddenly at his residence in Muntri Street on Monday from heart failure. The deceased, who was only thirty-seven years of age, was educated at the Penang Free School and was a famous soccer player in his days and was very well-known both here and in the F.M.S. where he was employed at the Tronoh Mines for several years. - Straits Echo.

N. S. Jeremiah, Death 2 Sep 1925, Penang

The Straits Times, 5 September 1925, Page 8

The death of Mr. N. S. Jeremiah, Government Pensioner, Penang, formerly Chief Clerk of the General Post Office, occurred at his residence in Muntri Street, Penang on Wednesday. Deceased would have been 58 years old to-day, and had been enjoying his pension for the last ten years, He had retired owing to ill-health, but during this time he occasionally held temporary appointments in the Government.

Loke Keet, Death 6 Feb 1925, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 12 February 1925, Page 6

We regret to announce the death of Mr. Loke Keet, a well-known Cantonese merchant of Penang, which took place at his residence in Muntri Street on Friday last. Deceased, who had been in failing health for several months, was sixty-eight years of age. He leaves a widow, several sons - one of whom is Mr. Loke Peng Seong, of the Central Milling Agency - daughters and grandchildren to mourn his loss. S. Echo.

James R. Magness, Death 10 Jun 1920, Penang

The Straits Times, 14 June 1920, Page 8

The death occurred on June 10 at his residence in Muntri Street, Penang at the age of 44 years, of Mr. James R. Magness, until recently book-keeper to Messrs. Adamson Gilfillan and Co. Ltd.

William Aloysius Chew, Death June 1912, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 4 June 1912, Page 4

The death of Mr. William Aloysius Chew, Chief Engineer of the Eastern Shipping Company's steamer, Vidar, took place at his residence at Muntri Street, Penang, after an illness of three days. He leaves a widow and five children to mourn his loss.

Lim Kye Cho, Death October 1914, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 30 October 1914, Page 5

The Straits Echo announces the death, which took place at his residence in Muntri Street, of Mr. Lim Kye Cho. The deceased gentleman, who was a well-known rice merchant, was managing partner of chops Lam Guan, Penang, and Guan Lam Hin, Singapore. He was born in China 64 years ago and migrated to the Straits several years back. He was a very popular and successful business man. Mr. Lim Kye cho leaves a widow, five sons (Messrs Lim Cheng Seng, Lim Theam Seng, Lim Oo Seng, Lim Kuat Seng, and Lim Peng Seng), one daughter and several grandchildren to mourn his loss.

Cheah Kheng Lin (Mrs. Lim Oo Seng), Death 9 Jun 1917, Penang

The Straits Times, 11 June 1917, Page 8

The Straits Echo announces the death of Nonia Cheah Kheng Lin, wife of Mr. Lim Oo Seng, cashier of Messrs. Guthrie and Co., which occurred at seven o'clock on Friday night at 18, Muntri Street, Penang, at the age of 30. She leaves a bereaved husband and two sons to mourn her loss.

Nora Elaine O'Keefe and George Robert Lunberg, Marriage 6 Jan 1909, Penang

The Straits Times, 12 January 1909, Page 6

At the Mission Chapel, Farquhar Street, Penang, on the 6th instant, the marriage of Mr. George Robert Lunberg, Assistant, Hessa Estate, Tanjong Balei, Asaban, Sumatra, to Nora Elaine, eldest daughter of Mr. Samuel Arthur O'Keefe, Medical Practitioner, of No. 82 Muntri Street, Penang, was solemnised in the presence of a large congregation.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

J. J. Agerbeek, Death 3 Jan 1884, Penang

Straits Times Weekly Issue, 19 January 1884, Page 2

The Penang Times of the 8th January records the two following cases of alleged suicide there:-

On the 3rd instant a Batavia gentleman named J. J. Agerbeek, clerk to Messrs Ban Joo & Co.,  contractors to the Dutch naval forces in Acheen waters, committed suicide at his residence 95, Muntri Street. He had arrived from Batavia about a week before Christmas with his wife and family, and had since been labouring under great excitement, owing to an uncontrollable fancy that some people were plotting to murder him. On his wife perceiving that he was attempting to shoot himself with a revolver which he had procured a few days before, she tried to take it from him, but did not succees, and on her going to the window to call for help, he shot himself in the head. An inquest held on Monday morning before Alfred De Wind Neubronner, Esq., Coroner, found that the deceased shot himself while in a state of temporary insanity.
Another death supposed to be also a suicide took place in the hospital on the 4th instant. An engineer, who had only been admitted there the day before, was found dead in his bed. It is supposed that he took a dose of laudanum, which he must have had concealed on his person when he came to the hospital.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Martha Dunlop nee Potts, Death 3 Apr 1930

The Straits Times, 5 April 1930, Page 11


Death of Col. S. Dunlop's Widow.

(From Our Own Correspondent.)

London, Apr. 4.

The Death has occurred at the age of 88, of Martha, the widow of the late Colonel Samuel Dunlop, R.A., C.M.G., who was Inspector-General of Police in Singapore in 1875.

In 1884 Colonel Dunlop was appointed Acting Resident Councillor in Penang.

The Straits Times, 29 April 1930, Page 20

London, April 3.

The death occurred today at Highgate in her 88th year of Mrs Dunlop, widow of Lieut-Colonel Samuel Dunlop, C.M.G., late Royal Artillery and of Singapore. Colonel Dunlop was Inspector-General of Police, S.S. in 1875. He took part as Commissioner in the Sungei Ujong expedition of 1874 and was appointed Special Commissioner for Perak affairs in 1875 after the murder of Mr. J. W. W. Birch. He performed many other valuable services besides his purely police duties and is frequently mentioned in "One Hundred Years of Singapore."

Samuel Dunlop, Death 28 Jun 1917, London

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 15 August 1917, Page 4


DUNLOP. - On the 28th June, at 74, Cromwell-avenue, Highgate, N. Colonel Samuel Dunlop, C.M.G. (retired Royal Artillery), late Inspector-General of Police, Straits Settlements, aged 79 years.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 16 August 1917, Page 102


Our Scottish correspondent notes the death at the age of 79 on some day not specified, in June, of Colonel Samuel Dunlop, C.M.G., formerly Inspector General of Police in the Straits, who has been on pension since Sept 3rd 1890. Colonel Dunlop was educated at Belfast University and Woolwich and commissioned in the R.A. on April 7th 1856, retiring as Colonel in 1882. He entered the service of the Colony in 1870 as acting Commissioner of Police, remaining in the Police save for a term of eighteen months just before his retirement, when he was President of the Singapore Municipality. He took part in the Perak expedition, and was Commissioner with the British forces sent to quell the disturbances in Sungei Ujong in 1874. On the murder of Mr. Birch he was appointed special commissioner temporarily for Perak Affairs. He organised the expedition which captured the Passir Salak stockade in Nov. 1875, later accompanying General Colborne's force up the Perak River and across the country to Kinta, then a long and dangerous journey. He returned to Singapore at the beginning of 1876, receiving the War Medal. He was also mentioned in despatches, and was made a C.M.G., in 1884.

Colonel Dunlop was the second District Grand master of the District Grand Lodge of the Eastern Archipelago, succeeding the late Mr. W. H. Read, and being followed by Sir Charles Warren. His daughter marred Mr. W. P. Waddell of Boustead & Co.

William Willens Willens, death 27 Jul 1903, East Sussex

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 22 August 1903, Page 5


The death is announced at 10, The Drive, Hove, Brighton, of Mr. W. W. Willans, who retired from the Colonial Treasureship here on pension in 1882, but who was well known to the older generation of Singapore residents. The deceased was a man of kindly nature, whose geniality and readiness to help others made him remembered by his old friends as a living prototype of Thackery's Col. Newcome. In Mr. Buckely's reminiscences it is noted that he was a nephew of Mr. Tom Church and he first came into the civil service as clerk in the Land Office. In the good old days, an official had to be ready to take charge of any work or department and the "Free Press" of 1849 noted though Mr. Willans was "a young gentleman of great activity" it was questioned how he could be expected to act as Coroner, Official Assignee, Chief Clerk to the Treasury, etc. However hard work never killed him, and he lived to complete forty years of varied and very valuable service, holding amongst other posts those of Magistrate for Singapore, Police Magistrate for Malacca, Official Assignee - the first to be appointed after the establishment of the Court for Insolvent Debtors in 1848 - Accountant General and Colonial Treasurer; he was a member from the first of the Executive and Legislative Councils after the transfer. He married Lucy, daughter of Governor Blundell, the elder sister of Mrs. Bruce Robertson, and had a large family, who however did not remain in the Straits after their childhood. He lived at Sunnyside, River Valley-rd a great part of his life, and at one time cultivated a nutmeg plantation of 1,000 acres near Tanglin Barracks. Much of his money was invested here, and his interests in the Settlement were very widespread; he took however little part in the general recreations of the community, his hobby being the cultivation of plants and flowers. By his death one more link which binds the colony to the old order of things, is snapped. Mr. Willans' record would appear to be unique for there are few civil servants who can boast after 40 years arduous service in the tropics, that they have been enabled to draw a pension for 21 years.

The Straits Times, 22 August 1903, Page 4


Willans. - On 27th July, at Hove, W. W. Willans, late Colonial Treasurer, Straits Settlements, aged 81 years.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Andrew Clarke, Death 29 March 1902, London

London And China Telegraph Newspaper Archive: April 1, 1902 - Page 17-18

Sir Andrew Clarke, G.C.G.M.C.

We much regret to announce the death of Lieut-General Sir Andrew Clarke, which occurred at his residence, 31, Portland-place, on 29th ult., after a long period of physical weakness and ill-health, during which, however, he discharged his varied duties as Agent-General for the Colony of Victoria, and as a director of several companies. Owing to his age (78), and becoming very much worse last week, he telegraphed to the Government of Victoria a request to be relieved of his duties, which was granted. He virtually died, however, as he wished to die, in harness, a strenuous worker to the end. He was proud of recalling be was the last survivor of the framers of the first Constitution of Victoria in 1855, and he lived to see the foundation of the Australian Commonwealth and to entertain the hope that he might be chosen as its first Imperial Commissioner in the capital of the Empire.

Born on July 27, 1824, at Southsea,  Andrew Clarke was the son of Colonel Andrew Clarke, R.E., of Belmont county Donegal, the first Governor of Western Australia. He entered the Royal Engineers, and only a few months ago he became Colonel-Commandant of that corps, an honour he has not held very long. Before he was 25 years of age Sir Andrew had been a member of the Legislative Assemblies of Tasmania and Victoria, and was the first member elected (at the age of 26) for Melbourne under the new Constitution. While in Australia Sir Andrew held many high appointments. In 1858 he left Australia, and has never returned.

After other appointments he did much work connected with his profession as Director of Works for the Navy, a post he held for nine years. In that period the naval arsenals at and Plymouth were so altered, improved, and strengthened as to form practically new works. Similar fortified bases were constructed at Malta, Cork, and Bermuda, where his floating dock was one of the engineering wonders of the day. His further suggestions with regard to Colombo, Singapore, and other Imperial defences were not put into effect until he held the post of Inspector-General of Fortifications, nine years later.


In 1873 Sir Andrew became Governor of the Straits Settlements, where he did most admirable work. He carefully studied the policy of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, and he set himself the task of completing it by bringing the Malay States under the protection of Great Britain. In an address to the Royal Institution in May, 1898, he gave a graphic description of the terrible condition of those States in 1874, when he took up the question.

Years of guerilla warfare between rival Malay chiefs and their adherents on the one hand, and between various Chinese societies and factions on the other, had put a stop to all legitimate work. Towns and villages had been destroyed, mines closed, orchards wasted, and fields left uncultivated for years. There was no safety for life and property, no money, no trade, and little food in the country. Lawlessness and oppression prevailed everywhere, and those who found it hard to live on shore took to the water, and made the Straits of Malacca the scene of their operations, so that hardly a day passed but some small trading vessel would be attacked, and burned after the entire crew had been murdered.

Such was the formed by these Malay Native States, which Sir Andrew Clarke had to bring into order and the British Empire. In 1874 he proceeded to Perak, and by a succession of firm and well-conceived measures induced the Malay chiefs to sign the treaty of Pangkor, which bound them to accept British Residents. At the same time he induced the Chinese miners, whose faction fights had caused much trouble, to disarm. From 1832 to 1874 the Government of India in the first stage, and the Crown in the second, ignored that region, with the deplorable results recorded by Sir Andrew. The consequences of Sir Andrew's measures in the last-named year may be recognised from the indisputable facts that since then the population has quadrupled, the land revenue increased several hundredfold, the imports and exports 40 times, and the total revenue has for some years exceeded that of the colony. Roads, railways, telegraphs, and other important public works have been carried out. Very curiously, he applied on this occassion, April, 1874, to Queen Victoria, for the first time on record the now historic title of Empress of India, which Major McNair, a member of the Government, translated for him in the Arabic proclamation as Kaisar-i-Hind. It was not, we believe, until four years later that Lord Beaconsfield adopted the glorious title.

The Malay Peninsula was in 1871-74 justly likened to England under the Heptarchy, with this difference, that in place of seven States there were about 20. And what a change took place in only a few years as a result of Sir Andrew Clarkes wise and benign administration and the influence of the British residents (Sir Hugh Low, Sir Frank Swettenham, Mr. W. H. Treacher, Mr. J. P.Rodger, Mr. Hugh Clifford, and others) who were placed by Sir Andrew Clarke at the native courts of Perak, Selangor, Sungei Ujong, Negri Sembilan, and Pahang, and whose moral force, backed by the reserved force credited to the centre of government at Singapore, sufficed to subdue the restless and anarchical spirit of the Malays. It is only just to remember that Sir Andrew has himself publicly stated that it was on the advice of Mr. W. H. Read, C.M.G., who went to the peninsula with him, that he set up the Residential System.


The Treaty of Pangkore is the signed and sealed evidence of how Sir Andrew Clarke consolidated the Malay Peninsula for US.

The Muntri of Larut at that time was the son of a Malay trader named Inchi Jaffar, who was employed by the previous Sultan to collect the revenue and receive the royalty on the tin mines worked by the Chinese from Penang. These Sultans, not wishing to be bothered with the direct rule of the turbulent Chinese, and living up-country, gradually let the Muntri take command of the whole district of Larut, and were satisfied to receive in return, at intervals, valuable presents. Inchi Jaffar did not have any trouble with the Chinese, but his son, soon after his death, was not so fortunate, and Nga Ibrahim, as the Muntri was called, sided with the Hye-San or Go-Kwans (Keh Chinese) against the rival faction of See-Kowans (Macao Chinese) who belonged to the Gee-Hin Society. The Sultan Ismail, being of a retiring disposition, was supported by the Muntri in preference to the more energetic Rajah Muda, who would find out the value of the Muntri's monopoly. The defeated Macao Chinese joined the cause of the Rajah Muda in the Perak succession war, and Captain Speedy, a former Superintendent of Police at Penang, with 300 Indian Sepoys, joined the service of the Muntri. Thus the war practically became a struggle between the two factions of Penang Chinese instead of being a Malay civil war, and the Chinese wanted to fight out the matter in the streets of Penang instead of keeping to Perak. The Muntri's house, which stood on the site of some existing houses in Penang road, opposite the end of Muntri-street, was blown up on Sept. 16, 1873, H.M.S. Midge and H.M.S. Thalia being fired upon, and matters became very critical. Mr. Pickering (now C.M.G.) was sent up to Penang to interview the Chinese factions and ascertain if they were willing to come to terms with each other. The Gee-Hins were agreeable, but asked that Captain Speedy's men might make an armistice when they would disarm. Major McNair (now C.M.G.) and Captain Dunlop (now Colonel and C.M.G.) were sent in the steamer Johore to carry out the disarmament and armistice, and to arrange for all the chiefs to meet the Governor at Pangkore, to collect all information, and to feed the rival factions whose piracies had brought about a general starvation.

In accordance with a telegram from the Governor to the Lieutenant-Governor (Anson), Mr. (now Sir Frank) Swettenham was dispatched in the Avon to Larut, to see about the surrender of the Muntris Chinese allies, to request an armistice, and to arrange about the meeting of the Perak chiefs at Pangkore. Sir Frank Swettenham appears to be now the only one left in the Straits that took part in the Perak affairs of 1874.

Sir Andrew arrived at Pangkore in the colonial steamer Pluto on Jan 13, 1874. Messrs. McNair and Dunlop turned up with some Chinese headmen and others on board H.M.S. Avon. At noon the next day the Muntri arrived in his yacht. The Rajah Muda, with Messrs. McNair and Dunlop, who had been sent to fetch him in the Johore, and the other chiefs and Chinese headmen, one by one appeared on the scene, from Penang and Perak. Interviews and consultations went on apace. On Jan. 20, 1874, on the colonial steamer Pluto, at 11.30 a.m., the Chinese headmen signed the agreement to keep peace amongst themselves. At 3 p.m., the Rajah Muda came on board with the chiefs and signed the Treaty of Pangkore, on which a salute of 11 guns was fired in honour of the Rajah Muda, who was henceforth to be recognised as Sultan of Perak.

In the peace of his London home, far from the Malay Peninsula, Sir Andrew would recall how later he met one of the who said to him, "You promised me silk and fine clothes, instead of rags, if I would follow your advice, and here I am wearing them." And Rajah Bot looked a prince as he thus spoke, instead of a cateran. In 1875 Sir Andrew was employed on a special mission to Siam, where he was able to avert serious impending troubles, and the fascinating record of which mission he recently gave us from his own pen. From 1875 till 1880 he was Director of Indian Public Works and a member of the Council of the Viceroy.

Having closed his official career in 1886, when he attained the rank of lieutenant-general, Sir Andrew sought Parliamentary honours, contesting Chatham in that year, and again in 1893, as a Home Rule supporter of Mr. Gladstone. He was unsuccessful on both occassions, and he was perhaps the only Ulster Protestant who ever associated himself with the Home Rule Party. Latterly, he had modified his views. He was much occupied in City affairs, and held amongst other directorships that of a director of the British North Borneo Company. He married in 1867, Mary Margaret Ellen, eldest daughter of Mr. C. W. Mackillop, formerly of the Bengal Civil Service, and leaves an only daughter. Lady Clarke died in 1895. The funeral will take place on Thursday (3rd inst.) at Lockbrock Cemetery, Bath, where the late Lary Clarke is buried.

Wong Sin Onn, Death 12 Sep 1932, Perak

The Straits Times, 13 September 1932, Page 6

Death of One of Ipoh's Oldest Residents.

Ipoh Sept 13.

The death occurred in tragic circumstances in his bungalow in Chung Thye Phin Road yesterday of Mr. Wong Sin Onn, one of Ipoh's oldest residents.

Aw Chung Chek, Death April 1937, Swatow

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 1 May 1937, Page 6

The death occurred in Swatow, China, on Thursday at the age of 61 of Mr. Aw Chung Chek, father of Mr. Aw Cheong Yeow, general manager of Sin Chew Jit Poh Press, Singapore.

The funeral will take place on May 3.

Chung Chin Ho, Death January 1930, Penang

The Straits Times, 10 January 1930, Page 14

A cable received this morning brings the news of the death of Mr. Chung Chin Ho, a respected member of the Penang Chinese community. The deceased who was 65 years of age was a well-known miner in Perak. He is the father of Mr. Chung Kun Yau, interpreter of the Singapore Police Courts.

Chung Kun Yau, Death 14 May 1936, Singapore

The Straits Times, 16 May 1936, Page 12

Mr. Chung Kun Yau, a certificated Chinese Interpreter of the Police Courts, Singapore, diedof bronchial pneumonia on May 14.

Mr. Chung had about fifteen years' service in the Government.

Chung Ah Hoy, Death 31 May 1952, Singapore

The Straits Times, 2 June 1952, Page 7

CHUNG AH HOY - 90 years, died 31-5-52 at 12.30 p.m. Leaves a widow, six sons, Chung Loo, Chung Hoong, Chung Lam, Chung Ngow, Chung Choo, Chung Meng, eight daughters, 4 daughters-in-law, 6 sons-in-law (Choo Kwai Low, Choo Poh Seng) and 34 grand children. Funeral on Monday 2nd June 1952. Hearse leaving 9, Cheng Tuan St. at 12 noon.

Elizabeth Jane Mary de Souza, Death 12 Aug 1900, Penang

The Straits Times, 13 August 1900, Page 2

At Balik Pulau, Penang, on the 12th August 1900, Elizabeth Jane Mary (Betsy) the dearly beloved wife of E. L. M. de Souza, aged 54 years. R.I.P. Deeply regretted by her circle of friends and relatives. (Yokohama papers please copy).

George Frederick Adamson, Death 13 Apr 1900, Penang

The Straits Times, 16 April 1900, Page 2
Domestic Occurrence.

At Penang on 13th inst., George Frederick Adamson, third son of Mr. Wm. Adamson, C.M.G., aged 36. Deeply regretted.

Wolf Horn, Death 23 Mar 1900, Penang

The Straits Times, 26 March 1900, Page 2

Horn. - At Penang, on the 23rd March, Wolf Horn, proprietor, Grand Hotel.

G. S. H. Sanders, Death 22 Jun 1901, Penang

The Straits Times, 27 June 1901, Page 2

On the 22nd instant at the General Hospital, Penang, G.S. H. Sanders, of Singapore.

Ellen Marples nee Ellen Rose, death 26 Jan 1877, Perak

Straits Times Overland Journal, 8 February 1877, Page 1


At the Treasury, Kota, Larut, on Friday the 26th January, of bilious fever and congestion of the brain, Ellen Rose, the beloved wife of Mr. E. M. Marples, Treasurer of Perak.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lim Ho Puah, Death 10 Feb 1914, Singapore

The Straits Times, 11 February 1914,
Page 8


LIM. - On February 10, at 1.15 p.m. at his residence, No. 40 Neil Road, Singapore, Mr. Lim Ho Puah, J.P. Aged 74. Funeral will be announced later.


The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 12 February 1914,
Page 6

Domestic Occurrences. 

LIM. - At his residence No. 40 Neil Road, on Feb 10th, at 1.15 p.m., Mr. Lim Ho Puah, J.P. Aged 74. Funeral will be announced later on.


The Straits Times, 13 February 1914,
Page 9

The Late Mr. Lim Ho Puah.

Mr. Lim Ho Puah, J.P., who died on Tuesday, at 40 Neil Road, after a week's illness with bronchitis, was one of the best known Chinese commercial men of the Colony. He was 74 years of age. Mr.Ho Puah was senior partner of Messrs. Wee Bin and Co., which firm at one time owned a rice mill and 29 steamers, with both foreign and coasting services, besides commanding an extensive business. He was a member of the Chinese Advisory Board and the Po Leung Kuk for more than 20 years, and only lately retired. He was the only son-in-law of the late Mr. Wee Bin himself, and father to Mr. Lim Peng Siang, J.P., who is President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and chairman of directors of many well-known local firms, and also one of the recently appointed Kwong Yik bank liquidators. The deceased leaves eleven sons, four daughters and more than 30 grandsons and granddaughters to lament his loss. The remains will be conveyed to China in one of the company's own steamers and the date of the funeral will be announced later.


The Straits Times, 16 March 1914,
Page 8

Mr. Lim Peng Siang, brothers and family, desire to thank sincerely all those who so kindly attended the funeral of the late Mr. Lim Ho Puah and also those who sent wreaths, letters and telegrams of condolence.


The Straits Times, 18 March 1914,
Page 8

The Late Mr. Lim Ho Puah.

The funeral of the late Mr. Lim Ho Puah took place on Sunday last, when his remains was removed from his residence at 40 Neil Road and thence conveyed on board the Hong Moh, which was waiting at tho East Wharf, Tanjong Pagar. The remains will be carried back to his native land, Amoy, where the burial will take place some months later. The body was accompanied home by six sons and a daughter, among whom was Mr. Lim Peng Siang. The procession was the most elaborate and the longest of all funeral processions ever witnessed in Singapore. The music was abundant and the banners, which numbered many hundreds, alone cost thousands of dollars, not to mention the cataflaque. On the whole, the procession was most impressive, and at the same time gorgeous. Among those who attended the funeral were many well-known local merchants, both European and Asiatic. On board the steamer refreshments were served and about half past five the steamer left the Wharf for China.


The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 24 March 1914,
Page 7



The spectacular procession of the late towkay Lim Ho Puah, a week last sunday - the longest ever seen in Singapore - did not pass off entirely without untoward incident.

The coffin, it will be remembered, had to be embarked on the steamer Hong Moh for transhipment to China. In the procession it was draped with a handsomely worked silken cover, which had cost about $200. Whilst the coffin was at the wharfside, a heavy shower of rain came on, and with all haste various banners, flags and other decorative cloths of considerable value were collecte. It was afterwards found that the coffin cover was missing.

The same evening, a Chinese went to towkay Lim Peng Chin, a son of the deceased towkay, told him the cover had been stolen, and ventured the assertion that for a consideration he could recover it. On Sunday he returned and stated that he had discovered the cover had been pawned, and he had the ticket. He undertook it to redeem it for a certain sum. Some bargaining ensued, and at length the man was given $10. He went to a pawnshop in Merchant Road, and duly obtained the cover. But the police have been informed, and the man had an unpleasant surprise when, on leaving the pawnshop, he found a European inspector waiting for him. He was arrested.

The prisoner was brought before Mr. Stanley Eames in the third court yesterday. He gave the name of Lim Kim Choon, and was charged with dishonestly retaining stolen property.


The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 1 April 1914,
Page 3



The "Hong Moh" (Capt. Bainbridge) from Singapore, arrived in port yesterday, (March 24) with her flags flying at half-mast. She had on board the remains of Mr. Lim Ho Puah, J.P. for interment at Amoy. Travelling with the remains was Mr. Lim peng Siang, deceased's son, president of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce, managing director of the Chinese Commercial Bank, a Justice of the Peace and a member of the Advisory Board, and at present one of the liquidators of the "Kwong Yik" Bank of Singapore, and also owner of oil and rice mills and several steamers together with his brothers and sister.

The late Mr. Lim Ho Puah was one of the old school of Chinese gentlemen, a man of kind and genial nature, coupled with keen business aptitude. He was a resident of Singapore for 58 years and a leading shipowner, being the senior partner of the "Wei Bin" Steamship Co., and was also a member of the Advisory Board for over 20 years. He retired from business about 2 years ago and died on the 10th February at the age of 74.

The funeral procession from his residence to the steamer in Singapore was a most imposing ceremony, and was attended by both Europeans and Asiatics. The procession was said to be the largest ever seen in Singapore. - (China Mail).


Friday, May 2, 2014

Chew Sinn Onn, Death Death Thursday 3 Jan 1957, Perak

The Straits Times, 5 January 1957, Page 4
Pioneer tin miner dies

IPOH, Fri. - One of Perak's pioneer tin miners, Mr. Chew Sinn Onn, 70, died at his home in Jalan Datoh here last night.
Mr. Chew did much welfare work and served on the committees of many Chinese associations and schools.
The funeral will take place on Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Tambun Road Chinese cemetery.

Julia Tan Kim Lian and Chung Yew Nam, Marriage 3 Jan 1957, Singapore

The Straits Times, 5 January 1957, Page 6

CHUNG-TAN: The marriage between Chung Yew Nam, son of Madam Ow Ying and the late Mr. Chung Choon Sum and Julia Tan Kim Lian, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tan Kok Kwan had taken place at the Registrar of Marriages, Singapore, on 3-1-1957.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

See Ewe Boon, Death, June 1909, Singapore

The mortal remains of tbe late Mr. See Ewe Boon, compradore of the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, Singapore, will be removed from his residence, Boon Villa, Balmoral Koad, passing through Anderson Koad. Orange Grove Road, Tanglin lioad, Alexandria Road to the burial ground for interment on Sunday, the 27th instant, at 9 a.m. sharp.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dolores Chin, Death 6 Apr 1954, Kuala Lumpur

The Straits Times, 7 April 1954, Page 6


MADAM DOLORES Chin beloved mother of Mr. Lee Eng Chuan and Mrs. Mary Loh Kooi Yew passed away peacefully at 8.00 a.m. on 6-4-54 at 1315-2 Coles Place Pudu K.L. Funeral at 4.30 p.m. today for Cheras Road Roman Catholic Cemetery.

The Straits Times, 9 April 1954, Page 6


MR. AND MRS. LEE ENG CHUAN and MR. and Mrs. Loh Kooi Yew and all their families thank all relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy, assistance rendered and attendance at the funeral of Madam Dolores Chin.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Khoo Soo Beow, Death 19 Sept 1968, Penang

The Straits Times, 24 September 1968, Page 12


Mr. Khoo Soo Beow of Messrs Khoo Soo Beow Co. 60 Prangin Lane, Penang, passed away peacefully at the age of 53 on the 19th of September, 1968 leaving behind his beloved wife Chung Guat Hooi, three daughters, Siew Hong (Mrs. Charles Wong), Hai Poh (Mrs. Alan Chui) and Siew Eng, four sons Kek Hin, Khay Yiap, Khaw Wan and Khay Beng, two sons-in-law and one grand-daughter. Funeral will take place from 14 Scott Road, Penang at 11.00 a.m. Wednesday the 25th of September, 1968. In lieu of wreaths and scrolls, donations to the little sisters of the poor aged home, Batu Lanchang, Penang, will be appreciated.