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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

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