Tan Tiang Choon 陳長春and Tay Seng Neo



中曆癸丑弍年岩桂月吉立 1913
民國祖
考諱長春陳公 Tan Tiang Choon 
妣謚成娘鄭氏 Tay Seng Neo 
佳城

孝男
榮海 Tan Eng Hai 
榮吉 Tan Eng Keat 
榮業 Tan Eng Giap 
孝女
淑麟 Tan Siok Lin 
桂馥 Tan Quee Hock 
桂龍 Tan Quee Leng 
女孫
月英 Tan Guat Eng 
仝立




甲寅年八月吉立 1914 8th moon 
民國顕妣如棉𦛨陳門爪氏
孝男
榮吉 Tan Eng Keat 
榮業 Tan Eng Giap 
奉祀

An amazing story emerged after I informed the descendant about the rediscovery of her great great grandparents - Tan Tiang Choon and Tay Seng Neo. She checked with her aunt, who informed that her ancestor married another wife who was a Boyanese and buried below her husband. So I looked around my archives and indeed find another wife tomb,which I can't decipher her name until now .... for the Boyanese lady was called Nek Minah - inscribed in the tomb as 爪棉𦛨. She borne him two sons as seen from her tomb ...

Tiang Choon passed away in 1919 while his Boyanese wife passed away in 1914. His wife Tay Seng Neo would have passed away much earlier sometime around lunar 8th month 1913 based on tomb date




Sons 
Tan Eng Hai
Tab Eng Keat 
Tan Eng Giap





1896 Dec 21
Straits Times 


Tan Tiang Choon was the executor of the estate of Cheong Ann Bee

The Directory & Chronicle for China, Japan, Corea, Indo-China, Straits Settlements, Malay States, Siam, Netherlands India, Borneo, The Philippines For the Year 1912




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