Quah Beng Hong

Quah Beng Hong and Mdm Khoo 




1881 Singapore and Straits Directory

Bun Hin


Quah Beng Hong was son-in-law of Khoo Tiong Poh
Tomb dated 1886

His wife was daughter of Khoo Tiong Poh

The Straits Times, 14 January 1927, Page 8

The death occurred at Pcnang on Wednesday of Mrs. Quah Beng Hong, sister-in-law of Mr. Quah Beng Kee, the Chinese member for Penang on the Legislative Council. The deceased lady, who was aged 71, is survived by two sons, three daughters, ten grandsons, eight granddaughters, and ten great-grand-children.

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One Hundred Years History of the Chinese in Singapore 

On the 3rd March (1885) the death of Quah Beng Hong took place. A month previously he had been thrown from his horse and severely injured about the head, which confined him to his house for about a fortnight. At the end of that time he felt well enough to return to business, but bad symptoms set in and he died. Coming from Penang in 1880 to join the firm of Bun Hin & Co., whose steamers were then so well known at all the ports between Burmah and China, Mr. Beng Hong rose to the responsible position of managing partner. He was educated in Penang and was a good English scholar. He was ever courteous and respectful in his intercourse with business people, and his pleasant manners made him a great favourite. He was a director of the Straits Insurance Co. Ltd., and was connected with many local enterprises. His friends had looked forward to seeing him take an active part in public affairs, but, alas pallida Mors intervened to dash all their fond hopes to the ground