Sunday, September 18, 2016

Khor Kok Hong, Death November 1929, Amoy

His many friends in Malaya will be sorry to hear of the untimely death from tuberculosis in Amoy of Mr. Khor Kok Hong, the late manager of the Ho Hong Bank Ltd., Muar. The deceased went to Amoy about two months ago. -- MM.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 12 November 1929, Page 6

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mary J. Carapiet and Eleazar S. Johannes, Marriage, 21 Feb 1911, Singapore

The marriage of Miss Mary J. Carapiet. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carapiet, of Singapore, to Mr. Eleazar S. Johannes, manager of the Adelphi Hotel, is announced to take place on February 21.

The Straits Times, 17 January 1911, Page 6

Moses Catchick Moses, Death July 1920, Singapore

Last Member of the Historic Armenian Family

There passed away on Thursday morning of last week Mr. Moses Catchick Moses who, with the exception of a daughter, Mrs. J. Carapiet, was the sole remaining link in Singapore with this historic Armenian family. He was the last of four brothers of whom all except the eldest were unmarried.

The late Mr. Catchick Moses, the head of the family, came to Singapore a short time after its foundation by Sir Stamford Raffles. He was not then a wealthy man but at the time of his death he is said to have been worth a fortune, mainly through investment in landed property. He was a conscpicuous figure in the commercial life of Singapore at the end of the last century, being always seen in public in frock coat and top hat. For many years he was the managing partner of the late firm of Sarkies and Moses, who were the Singapore agents of Apcar's line of stamers running between Calcutta, Penang, Singapore and Hongkong.

Among the property he owned was that at Oxley Rise, known as the Pavilion House in the regime of the Indian Government, until the transfer, when the first Colonial Governor, the late Sir Harry Ord, acquired Prinsep Hill, on which he built the present Government House. The Pavilion was in the occupation of the family till last year when it was auctioned and bought by Mr. Manasseh Meyer.

The funeral took place on Friday afternoon from 3 Koek-road to the Armenian Church in Hill-street, followed later by the burial in the family plot in the old cemetery in Bukit Timah-road.

The Straits Times, 20 July 1920, Page 10

Miss Elizabeth (Lizzie) Sarkies and Mr. John J. Carapiet, Engagement, June 1910, Singapore

Social and Personal

The engagement publicly announced of at Sentosa, Stevens Road, on Tuesday, was that of Mr. John J. Carapiet, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Carapiet, and Miss Elizabeth (Lizzie) Sarkies, daughter of Mr. A. M. Sarkies.

The Straits Times, 24 June 1910, Page 6

Mrs. Regina Sarkies nee Carapiet, Death November 1932, Singapore

The Late Mrs. Regina Sarkies

The funeral of the late Mrs. Regina Sarkies which took place at Bidadari on Friday last, was well attended. Mrs. Sarkies, who was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Carapiet, lost her husband in June last year. Her death came as a shock to her many friends here. Mrs. Sarkies had not been ill recently but on Thursday she had a stroke, from which she did not recover. She died the following day. She leaves behind two children and two grandchildren, a sister and brother.

The following is a list of wreaths sent: Her Sorrowing Children. Minnie and Jimmie. Ripsie and Basil. Basilla and Reginald. Lizzie, John and Family. Johnnie and Ida. Mrs. M. A. Martin and Family. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Martin. Mrs. N. Sarkies. Mr. and Mrs. Mack Hacobian. Pat Reading. N. R. Mistri. T. Doll. T. E. Hock. Mr. and Mrs. Panjang. Mrs. Michael and Mary Al Rivers Sarkies. Mrs. Bacon and Family. Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Manasseh. M. C. Johannes. D. M. Grant. Blanche and Mr. Bogaar. Dad Trocadero. Cheok Guan Leong and Cheok Guan Kee. Shellay Andre. Claude Rozario. Charley and Kim.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 29 November 1932, Page 2

Ms. E. A. M. Sarkies and Mr. J. J. Carapiet; and Ms. May Carapiet and Mr. E. S. Johannes, Engagements, 21 Jun 1910, Singapore

Many friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. Carapiet assembled at Sentosa, Stevens Road, the residence of the municipal commissioner for the Kalang ward, yesterday afternoon, when the engagement was publicly announced of Mr. J. J. Carapiet, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Carapiet, and Miss E. A. M. Sarkies; and of Miss May Carapiet, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carapiet, and Mr. E. S. Johaness, manager of the Adelphi Hotel. A short, felicitous speech was made by Mr. Carapiet and a pleasant afternoon was spent, the occasion being rendered the more happy by reason of the fact that yesterday was the birthday of Mrs. Carapiet.

The Straits Times, 22 June 1910, Page 8

Tan Soo Kheam, Death 21 Jun 1910, Singapore

We regret to have to record the death of Mr. Tan Soo Kheam, the youngest son of the Hon. Tan Jiak Kim, which took place at his country residence, Dingwall, Pasir Panjang, at 8.30 p.m. yesterday. The deceased youth, as announced in our paper of yesterday, had been seriously ill for the last few days, and although some hope was expressed as to his recovery, he passed away yesterday despite the careful nursing of the doctors and nurses. Much sympathy will be extended to the Hon. Tan Jiak Kim.

The Straits Times, 22 June 1910, Page 8

Monday, September 5, 2016

Jacob Carapiet, Death 21 Apr 1931, Singapore

The death of Mr. Jacob Carapiet, one of the oldest residents of Singapore, occurred today at the age of 85. Born in Persia, Mr. Carapiet came to Singapore over 60 years ago. He was at one time a well-known figure in the business life of the town. He leaves a widow, a son and two daughters. The funeral will take place at Bidadari Cemetery tomorrow afternoon.

The Straits Times, 21 April 1931, Page 10


Domestic Occurrences

Carapiet -- At 8.45 a.m. on the 21st inst., at his residence, No. 13-A Balmoral Road, Singapore, Jacob Carapiet, in his 84th year. The cortege will leave his residence for the Armenian Church of St. Gregory this afternoon, the 22nd inst., at 4 p.m. and thence to Bidadari.

     "Grieve not, dear children, for your loss 
     God has released me from my pains
     Christ has redeemed me with his cross
     To bless me with eternal gain."

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 22 April 1931, Page 10


The Late Mr. J. Carapiet
Death of Well-known Citizen

The death took place yesterday at his home at an advanced age, or Mr. Jacob Carapiet, a member of the Armenian community and one of the most respected of Singapore's elder citizens. Mr. Carapiet had been in Singapore from early manhood and had been educated in Calcutta where he also did business for a time as a merchant. In Singapore his ability brought him a sound commercial connection and investing wisely in landed property he became a man of substance. He took a great interest in Singapore's affairs and was for a number of years a member of the Municipal Commission before its circle was so greatly extended, his knowledge of the town and his sympathy for the inhabitants making his membership very valuable. He married the youngest daughter of the late Mr. Cathick Moses, a well-known resident of the old days, and leaves, besides his widow, many descendants.

A staunch member of the Armenian Church, he was for many years its Warden, whilst his philanthropy was well known. Like the late Sir Manasseh Meyer, with whom he was a contemporary, he had retired from general life here for some time and was little known to the newer generation of citizens, but a man of kindly heart and genial disposition allied to much business capacity, he was a citizen of whom the Town could well feel proud. The funeral takes place this afternoon at the Armenian church at four o'clock and later at Bidadari.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 22 April 1931, Page 10



It should be mentioned that the wreath given by Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Johannes and family should read his grand children Ripsie and Basil and his great grand children.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 24 April 1931, Page 10

Ripsy Moses (Mrs. Ripsy Carapiet), Death 15 May 1931, Singapore

Old Resident Passes
Sudden Death of Mrs. Ripsy Carapiet
The Straits Times, 16 May 1931, Page 12

Another old and respected resident of Singapore passed away yesterday afternoon in the person of Mrs. Ripsy Carapiet at the age of 72 at her residence at Balmoral Road. Her husband, Mr., Jacob Carapiet, predeceased her only 25 days ago and by their deaths the local Armedian community has lost two of its oldest residents.

Mrs. Carapiet was the youngest daughter and last surviving child of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. Moses, who came out to Singapore in the early eighties from Julpa, Isphan. Mr. Moses, in the old days, was senior partner in the firm of Sarkies and Moses, agents for the Apcar Line for over 50 years.

Mrs. Carapiet celebrated her golden wedding only two years ago and was one of the early pupils of the Singapore Convent. She leaves behind two daughters, a son, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, of whom Mr. J. Sarkies, of the G. H. Sweet Shop, is one.

The funeral leaves 13-A Balmoral Road at 4 p.m. today for the Armenian Church of St. Gregory and thence to Bidadari.


Death. Carapiet. At 2.50 p.m. on May 15th, at her residence No. 13A Balmoral Road, Singapore, Ripsy Carapiet, beloved wife of the late Jacob Carapiet, in her 72nd year. THe cortege will leave her residence for the Armedian Church of St. Gregory at 4 p.m. this afternoon and thence to Bidadari Cemetery for interment. Calcutta and Java papers please copy.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 16 May 1931, Page 10