Saturday, December 19, 2015

Edith Magdalen Naisbitt and L. J. Massang, Marriage Feb 1925, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942) 5 February 1925 Page 6
(From Our Own Correspondent).

Penang, Feb. 4. A quiet wedding took place at th.e Church of the Immaculate Conception, at Polo Tikus, the contracting parties being Mr. L. J. Massang and Miss Edith Magdalen Naisbitt. A reception was held later at which Father Revard proposed the health of the wedded pair. The honeymoon is being spent at Tanjong Bungah.

Marjorie Hibbs and Basil Wyatt Smith, Marriage August 1935, Penang

The Straits Times 17 August 1935 Page 12

The wedding took place on Thursday at St. George's Church, Penang, of Mr. Basil Wyatt Smith, manager of Madingley Estate. Kajang, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Smith, of Westmead, Guildford and Miss Edna Marjorie Hibbs, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bedo Hibbs of Abbotswood, Gulldford. The Rev. E. T. Loader officiated. Mr. B. F. Bridge, District Judge, Penang, gave away the bride and Mr. E. Chamier was best man.

Khaw Saw Cheng and Cheah Boon Hong, Marriage Dec 1934, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942) 25 December 1934 Page 6

The wedding took place on Thursday in Penang of Mr. Cheah Boon Hong, only son of Mr. and Mrs Cheah Aun Jean, and Miss Khaw Saw Cheng, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs Khaw Ewe Lay.

Mak Guat Hock and Tay Eng Huah, Marriage Dec 1936, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942) 4 December 1936 Page 11

The wedding took place at the Penang Buddhist Association on Saturday between Mr. Tay Eng Huah, son of Mr. Tay Huah Yean, and Miss Mak Guat Hock, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mak Ah Cheang.

Katherine Choo Poh Cheng and Kok Swee Hong, Marriage Sep. 1934, Penang

The Straits Times 16 September 1934 Page 11

The wedding took place at Penang of Mr. Kok Swee Hong, of the Kuantan Government English School, and Miss Katherine Choo Poh Cheng, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chee Choon Lim. A reception was held at 11F. Cantonment Road.

Janet Campbell and D. S. Harvey (Capt.), Marriage Jan. 1910, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942) 18 January 1910 Page 8

At the Presbyterian Church, Northam Road, Penang, the marriage was solemnized of Captain D. S. Harvey of the s.s. Petrel and Miss Janet Campbell, daughter of Mr. J. Campbell, Assistant Superintending Engineer, Eastern Shipping Company, Ltd.

Agnes Lamond and Frederick Flippance, Marriage June 1932, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 7 June 1932, Page 7

The wedding took place at St. Andrew's Church, Penang, on Thursday of Frederick Flippance, of Penang, and Guildford, Surrey, to Agnes Lamond, only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart, of Kilmore, near Oban, Argyllshire.

Ang Poh Lee and Ernest Herman Coombs, Marriage July 1937, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 9 July 1937, Page 2

The wedding took place on Saturday, before the Senior Registrar of Marriages, Penang, of Mr. Ernest Herman Coombs, Electrical Installation Inspector, Penang Municipality, and Miss Ang Poh Lee.

Khoo Hean Suan and Ooi Eng Huat, Marriage Jun. 1938, Penang

The Straits Times 5 June 1938 Page 5
(From Our Own Correspondent.)

Penang. THE wedding of Mr. Ooi Eng Huat, youngest son of Madam Khoo Gim Hong and the late Mr. Ooi Choo Lim, to Miss Khoo Hean Suan, eldest daughter of Madam Lim Phaik Thin and the late Mr. Khoo Chong Huat of Penang, was held in the reformed style at the Seh Ooi Temple, Sungei Pinang, Penang.

Mr. Ooi Lock Thin took the service.

Chen Yun Lan and Lean Loong Koon, Marriage June 1924, Penang

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942) 30 June 1924 Page 7
(From Our Own Correspondent.)

Penang, June 28. - The wedding was solemnised at the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Rev. Goyenetche officiating, of Mr. Lean Loong Koon, of the Registry of Deeds, son of Mr. Lean Chong Hin, to Miss Chen Yun Lan.

Helen Reutens and George Vincent Robless, Marriage Aug. 1928, Penang

The Straits Times 13 August 1928 Page 10

At the Church of the Assumption Penang, the wedding took place of Mr. George Vincent Robless and Miss Helen Reutens, sister of the well-known cricketer.

Low Yut Ying and Lam York Kee, Marriage Sep. 1958, Penang

The Straits Times 22 September 1958 Page 7
Penang wedding

PENANG. Sun. - Mr Lam York Kee, a traffic officer in the Penang telecommunications department, was married yesterday to Miss Low Yut Ying. youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs. Low Hun Leong.

Kuan Hiok Lan and Tan Keng Seng, Marriage Dec. 1960, Penang

The Straits Times 19 December 1960 Page 5
Wedding party

PENANG, Sun. - Mr. Tan Hun Chuan, a Sungel Patanl businessman, was host at the wedding reception at the Penang Rubber Trade Association today of his younger son, Mr. Tan Keng Seng, and Miss Kuan Hiok Lan, a teacher.

Khoo Gim Gaik and Sin Hock Choon, Marriage Oct. 1939, Penang

The Straits Times, 8 October 1939, Page 7

(From Our Own Correspondent)
Penang, Saturday.

The wedding will take place tomorrow between Miss Khoo Gim Gaik, fifth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Khoo Sian Ewe, and Mr. Sin Hock Choon, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Sin Yew Young. The wedding will be conducted in the old traditional style. To-night there is a prenuptial dinner at Sunbeam, Mr. Khoo Sian Ewe's residence.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Lim Chin Choo and Tan Huck Wan, Marriage 17 Sep. 1939, Singapore

The Straits Times, 1 September 1939, Page 14


The wedding will take place on Sunday Sept 17, at Penang Cot, River Valley Road, of Mr. Tan Hun Wan, eldest son of Mr. Tan Chong Chew, to Miss Lim Chin Choo.

The ceremony will be performed in the old style, the bride's costume being specially imported.

The band of the 2nd Battalion, the Loyal Regiment, will be in attendance and there will also be a ronggeng party present.


The Straits Times, 18 September 1939, Page 11

More than $100,000 worth of jewellery was worn by Miss Lim Chin Choo, daughter of Mrs. Lim Mah Seang of Penang, at her marriage to Mr. Tan Huck Wan, of Singapore yesterday.

The bridegroom, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tan Chong Chew, of Singapore, is an assistant to his father, who is a labour contractor to the Singapore Harbour board.

Married in the old Chinese style, the bride wore a costume specially imported from Penang for the occasion.

More than 200 guests attended a tea party held at "Penang Cot," 317 River Valley Road afterwards, during which the band of the 2nd Battalion, The Loyal Regiment, rendered selections while more than 400 guests, including 120 members of the Tanjong Pagar Labour Co., attended the dinner which followed.

Mr. Joe Fisher "shot" scenes of the bridal chamber, with his cine camera, and also the wedding procession to "Penang Cot."

At the wedding reception the health of the bride and bridegroom was proposed by Mr. H. K. Rodgers, Chairman of the Singapore Harbour Board.

At The Reception.

Those invited to the reception were: Dr. Lim Boon Keng, Mr. E. Tongue, Mr. C. V. Roland, Miss Lily Tan, Mr. Joe Fisher, Mrs. W. E. Russell, Capt. N. M. Hashim, Mrs. J. Jeff, Mr. J. McFall, Mrs. Lim Han Hoe, Mr. H. K. Rodgers, Datin R. St. J. Braddell, Tungku Mahkota, Johore, Mr. H. Weisberg, Mrs. H. Weisberg, Mrs. H. K. Rodgers, Dato R. St. J. Braddell, Mrs. Lee Choon Guan, Mr. J. Jeff, Mrs. J. McFall, Dr. Lim Han Hoe, Mrs. E. Tongue, Mr. R. V. Harris, Mrs. Lim Boon Keng, Capt. T. M. Hussey, Mr. W. E. Russell, Mr. J. A. Elias, The Sultan of Pahang, Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Elder and the Misses Elder, Dr. H. S. Moonshi, Mr. and Mrs. Lim Bock Kee, Mr. D. K. Walters, Mr. A. Robertson, Mr. E. A. Elias, Mr. H. F. Earl, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hopkin and Miss Hopkin, Mr. and Mrs. Ng Sen Choy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wee Hiap Tock, Mr. and Mrs. Lim Chong Pang, Mr. and Mrs. Yap Peng Geck, Mr. and Mrs. Lim Kian Beng, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Fisher and Miss Dorothy Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Seow Poh Leng and family, Mr. I. Hoahing, Mr. Chin Kee Sun, Mr. Lee Choon Eng, Mr. Lee Geok Eng, Mr. B. Govindasamy, Mr. Hussein Alkaff, Mr. Ahmad Alkaff, Mr. C. H. Koh, Mr. T. W. Hinch, Mr. and Mrs. Titus de Silva, Mr. and Mrs. A. Robinson, Mr. D. TUrner, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Braga, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Earle, Dr. and Mrs Loh Poon Lip, Mr. and Mrs. Chew Hock Leong, Mr. and Mrs. Kwa Siew Tee, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Jones, Mr. O. W. Gilmour, Mr. and Mrs. Wee Hong Kee and family, Mr. M. Hassan, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. John Duke, Mr. J. S. Millar, Dr. S. C. Yin, Mr. and Mrs. D. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Willis, Mr. D. Burton, Mr. Leong Yee Soo, Mr and Mrs. Soh Ghee Soon, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Cave Penny, Mr. Lee Chim Kuan, Mr. S. Alladin Dawood, the Malay Secretary to the Sultan of Pahang, the A.D.C. to H.H. Sultan of Pahang, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Carter, Mr. B Veliki, Mr. Tan Chong Teck, Mr. John Quek, Mr. Lau Joon Kwee, Mr. and Mrs. Jack, Miss Phang Gek Kim, Miss Nonnie Soh.

Guests At Dinner.

Those at the dinner included the following: Mr. Lee Hoon Leong, Mr. and Mrs. Teo Koon Lin, Mr. Chia Keng Tye, Mr. Chia Keng Chin, Mr. K. H. Tann, Mr. T. H. Tan, Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Rodgers, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Russell, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Earle, Mr. Seow Poh Quee, Mr. Chua Keng Hoe, Mr. Chua Keng Hee, Mr. and Mrs. Tan Yang Lim, Mr. and Mrs. Lim Yang Chua, Mr. Oh Joo Eee, Mr. Sng Soo Geok, Mr. Seow Siew Kim, Mr. Seow Seng Hock, Mr. and Mrs. Tan Khuat Seong and Jeanne, Mr. Neoh Peng Heng, Mr. Ong Seow Sean, Mr. Wee Thiam Siew, Mr. Tan Chin TIat, Mr. Sng Seong Poh, Mr. Woon Hong Chin, Dr. Lim Boon Keng, Mr. Tan Yew Hock, Mr. Yeoh Cheow Beng.

Elsie Seow Hong Neo and Phuah Cheng Swee, Marriage Feb. 1937, Singapore

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

Miss Elsie Seow Hong Neo, younger daughter of Mr. Seow Kway Fah, was married at the Geylang Methodist Church, Singapoore, on Saturday, to Mr. Phuah Cheng Swee, youngest son of Mrs. Phuah Chong Tin, who is a cashier at the Singapore Police Court.

The Rev. P. B. Means took the service.

A reception was held at the Parsonage, Geylang Methodist Church.

Tan Pek Lau and Cuthbert Ernest Williams, Marriage February 1937, Singapore

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

A Eurasian engineer, Mr Cuthbert Ernest Williams, of Pulo Bukom and a Chinese girl from Borneo, Miss Tan Pek Lau, were married before Mr. H. A. Forrer, Senior Marriage Registrar, at the Singapore Marriage Registry on Saturday.

Kee Tek Leng, Death December 1932, Sungei Bakap

The Straits Times, 21 December 1932, Page 10

The death has occurred at Sungei Bakap of Mr. Kee Tek Leng, the well-known Province Planter and landed proprietor, at the age of 61.

Quek Puay Gin and Seow Cheng Kim, Marriage 9 Jan. 1933, Singapore

Singapore Daily News, 23 December 1932, Page 4

The Marriage of Mr. Seow Cheng Kim, youngest son of Mrs. Siow Kai Soon and the late Mr. Siow Kai Soon, to Miss Quek Puay Gin, second daughter of Mrs. Quek Beng Chiew and the late Mr. Quek Beng Chiew, will take place on Monday, Jan. 9, at 13, Ah Hood Road, Singapore.

T. Malley, Death 15 Apr. 1921, Kuala Lumpur

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 4 May 1921, Page 6 

The F.M.S. Government Gazette states:- The Chief Secretary to Government records with deep regret the death of Mr. T. Malley, Inspector of Police, F.M.S., which occurred in Kuala Lumpur on the 16th April.

Elizabeth Douglas and William Holmes Dinsmore, Marriage Nov. 1924, Penang

The Straits Times, 19 November 1924, Page 9 

The wedding took place on Monday at St. George's Church, Penang, the Rev. Keppel Garnier officiating, of Mr. William Holmes Dinsmore, Malayan Civil Service, and Miss Elizabeth Douglas Morton, sister of Mrs. James Sellar, of Penang. The bride was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr. James Sellar, supported by Mrs. Sellar as matron of honour. Master Gavin Sellar was page and Miss Pamela Whitlock was flower girl. The best man was Mr. O. E. Venables. Mr. and Mrs. Sellar held a largely attended reception at their residence. The health of the bride and bridegroom was proposed by the Hon. Mr. A. B. Voules. The newly married couple later left for Bukit Fraser, where the honeymoon is being spent.

Mrs. Teo Siok Guan, Death April 1935, Singapore

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 12 April 1935, Page 11 

One of the longest Chinese funeral processions seen in Singapore for years was that of Mrs. Teo Siok Guan, the beloved wife of Towkay Teo Siok Guan, proprietor of Messrs. Guan Hoe and Company on Hill Street, which took place on Tuesday.

Chinese funeral rites which have been undergoing some changes because of western ideas, are still observed by quite a large number of Singapore Chinese. Although the mile-long funeral procession is rarely seen nowadays, one often sees fortunes being spent in performing funeral rites and after-funeral rituals at the home of the deceased. It is the last chance a son has to show his duty to his parent.

The funeral of Mrs. Teo was attended by hundreds of friends and relatives, many of whom accompanied the coffin as far as the burial ground. The large number of public bodies which were represented at the procession indicates the popularity of her husband and her grow up children and the large attendance of ladies speaks volumes for the deceased. Among those seen were members of the Tong Teck United Library, Singapore Chinese Traders' Association and the Ee Yiong Sports Club, Sin Cheh Chinese Dispensary, Malacca Car Dealers' Association and several other local public bodies.

Crowds Of Friends.

Like other Chinese funerals, the procession started with a big crowd of friends and relatives who walked slowly before and after the casket which was mounted on a motor-lorry profusely decorated with fresh orchids and other flowers.

Behind the casket was a long line of motor-cars and buses bearing the women mourners and their friends, the children of the deceased in overcoats and shoes of coarse hemp cloth as a sign of deep mourning while the nephews, nieces and other relatives were dressed in overcoats of coarse white cloth. The husband wore a gown of coarse black cloth.

Following the largest scroll with Chinese characters on it which was carried by two coolies who held both ends of it by means of two bamboo sticks, were scores of silk scrolls with characters stitched on them, eulogising the good qualities of the deceased lady. Some of the eulogies were "her name lives for thousand years," "an exemplary mother," "a model woman" etc.

Each lot of scrolls was headed by a Chinese band and there were at least six bands which vied with one another to make the loudest noise, while the women mourners kept up a continuous cry, and the Chinese Buddhists who led the procession chanted prayers simultaneously.

The deceased left three sons and five daughters to mourn her loss. The majority of them are still in school.

Betty Lim Guat Yen and How Eng Kwee, Marriage January 1959, Singapore

The Straits Times, 25 January 1959, Page 4 
Grand-daughter of the 'tongkang king' is married 

Mr. How Eng Kwee, a businessman, and his bride, Mis Betty Lim Guat Yen, 
grand-daughter of the late Singapore tongkang king, Mr. Lim Kim TIan. 

They were married yesterday at Mr. How's house in Choon Guan Street. The bridegroom is the third son of Mr. and Mrs. How Say Lim, while the bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lim Kok Huat. - Sunday Times picture.

Neo Hee Neo (Mrs. Lim Kim Tian), Death 11 Jun. 1966, Singapore

The Straits Times, 14 June 1966, Page 15 

Mrs. Lim Kim Tian nee Madam Neo Hee Neo aged 82 passed away peacefully on 11-6-1966, leaving behind her sorrowing sons: Kok Tai, Kok Huat, Kok Beng, Kok Boon, Kok Bian and Kok Kah, 5 daughters, 8 daughters-in-law, 5 sons-in law, 58 grandchildren, 3 granddaughters-in-law and 14 great grandchildren.

The funeral will take place on Friday 17-6-1966 at 2 p.m. The cortege will leave 25 Jalan Uggas (off Jalan Tenpua, off Kheam Hock Road) to Kong Beng San Crematorium at Thomson Road. The bereaved family wishes that instead of floral tributes and scrolls, donations be made to any charitable institutions.

Tags: Lim Kok Tai, Lim Kok Huat, Lim Kok Beng, Lim Kok Boon, Lim Kok Bian, Lim Kok Kah, Lim Soon Ai, Lim Geok Lian.

Tan Joo Quee and Lim Kok Beng, Marriage 9 September 1934, Singapore

The Straits Times, 10 September 1934, Page 12 Singapore Wedding. 
Mr. Lim Kok Beng And Miss Tan Joo Quee.

Before Dr. Phillip K. C. Tyau (Consul-General for China in Singapore), the wedding took place yesterday of Mr. Lim Kok Beng, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Lim Kim Tian and Miss Tan Joo Quee, fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tan Chin Hong.

The ceremony was at the Kui Leong Tong, Cantonment Road, Singapore, where a reception, attended by a large number of guests, was afterwards held.

The bride was attended by the two young sisters of the bridegroom, Miss Lim Soon Ai and Miss Lim Geok Lian. Mr. Koh Eng Hoe acted as best man.

Among those present were:

Dr. Phillip K. C. Tyau (Consul General for China), Mr. Tan Ean Kiam, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Tan, Mr. Lim Keng Lian, Mr. Lim Bock Kee, Mr. Aw Boon Parr, Mr. Oh Sian Guan, Mr. Yap Twee, Mr. Lim Kee Cheok and Mr. T. S. Kung.


Tags: Lim Kok Tai, Lim Kok Huat, Lim Kok Boon, Lim Kok Bian, Lim Kok Kah,

Lee Yeow Tin and Lim Kok Boon, Marriage 13 January 1938, Singapore

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 14 January 1938, Page 5 
Wedding Presents Given To Relief Fund 

Presents to the value of approximately $200, received by a Chinese bridegroom for his wedding yesterday, were donated to the China Relief Fund.

The bridegroom is Mr. Lim Kok Boon, fourth son of Mr. Lim Kim Tian, President of the Chinese Twakow Owner's Guild, who was married at the Singapore Chinese Consulate-General at noon yesterday to Miss Lee Yeow Tin, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Choon Seng. Mr. Choon Seng is the proprietor of a well-known Chinese bisquit company in Singapore.

Messrs. Tan Eng Siong and Koh Eng Hoe were best men.

At a reception given at Cantonment Road, over 100 guests were present.


Tags: Lim Kok Tai, Lim Kok Huat, Lim Kok Beng, Lim Kok Bian, Lim Kok Kah, Lim Soon Ai, Lim Geok Lian.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Isaac Joseph Sherida, Death 15 Jun 1945, Semarang

Isaac Joseph Sherida 1872-1945 
Oorlogsslachtoffer [War Victim]
Is 73 jaar geworden [Was 73 years old at death]

Geboren op 20 april 1872 te Onbekend [Born on April 20, 1872 at Unknown]

Overleden op 15 juni 1945 te Semarang, Kamp Bangkong [Died June 15, 1945 in Semarang, Camp Bangkong]

Achternaam [Surname]      Sherida 
Voornamen [First names]   Isaac Joseph (I.J.) 
Beroep [Profession]       Handelaar [Businessman] 
Gedenkboek [Festschrift]  43



Camp nr.   Name             Born          Deceased      Age  Grave nr. 
28725      Sherida, I. J.   20-04-1872    15-06-1945    73   Z 1024



Semarang                  Bangkong             Midden-Java

              Jongens- en Mannenkamp (sept 1944 – sept 1945)

Naamlijst overledenen  (alfabetisch)

Bron: H.Wiessner (via grafregister begraafplaats Kobong)

Sherida, Isaac Joseph


Hong Choo Sim (Mrs. Ong Leng Hoon), Death 21 Oct. 1971, Singapore

The Straits Times, 22 October 1971, Page 22

Mrs. Ong Leng Hoon nee Hong Choo Sim passed away peacefully 21.10.71 leaving behind 2 sons, daughters-in-law, 4 grand-children to mourn her loss. Cortege leaves 53 Bowmont Gardens. 23.10.71.


The Straits Times, 26 October 1971, Page 20 

Messrs. Ong Kek Bee and Ong Chan Bee wish to thank their friends, relatives and neighbours for their kind help, donations, wreaths, visits and condolence during their recent bereavement.

Ong Ewe-Hai, Death 9 Jun. 1889, Singapore

Ong Ewe Hai, the founder of the firm of Messrs, Ong Ewe Hai & Co. of Sarawak and Singapore died on the 9th of June at his residence in Singapore aged 60. We understand that he came to Sarawak about 42 years ago. For the last 12 years he has resided in Singapore, paying occasional visits to Kuching. The firm held the Opium and other Farms here till 1867, and also again from July 1885 to June 1888. His property in Singapore must have improved wonderfully in value, as it is rumoured that he died worth $800,000; he has left a family of 17 children.

Source: Straits Times Weekly Issue, 10 July 1889, Page 5, under the heading Sarawak News (Gazette 1st July).

Tan Cheok Neo @ Florence Tan (Mrs. Ong Cheng Bee), Death 20 Dec. 1933, Singapore

TAN-- Tan Cheok Neo alias Florence Tan aged 23, beloved wife of Ong Cheng Bee, at her residence No. 12 Kim Yam Road, on Dec. 20th, 1933. She leaves behind her husband and an only son to mourn her loss. Funeral on Sunday Dec. 24th, 1923 to family burial ground at Boon Teck Road. Deeply regretted. China papers please copy.

Source: The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 21 December 1933, Page 8