王德淵 Ong Kong Guan and wives


王德淵



光緒十七年辛卯花月



順利
順喜
貴娘
春娘
夏娘
明成
明月
仝立石

Empty grave of Ong Kong Guan 

Mrs Ong Kong Guan Madam Chan 





光緒拾睦年庚寅腊月吉旦 1890
顯妣謚慈惠王門曾氏孺人墓
孝男
順利
孝女
貴娘
孝孫
明成
明月
仝立石











In Loving Memory of the late 
Ong Kong Guan 
Died 13th May 1925
Age 90 
In Loving Memory of the late 
Goh Poon Neo 
Died 25th July 1930
Age 76

Ong Soon Hee
Ong Soon Seng 
Ong Choon Neo 
Ong Yang Neo 
Ong Kok Neo 

Grandsons 
Ong Beng Seng
Ong Beng Watt
Ong Koon Hoe 
Ong Peck Koon 

Granddaughters
Ong Guek Neo 
Ong Cheng Poh
Ong Cheng Kim 
Great grandsons
Ong Poh Tin
Ong Poh Choo 

DEATHS.

The Straits Times, 14 May 1925, Page 8






From Song Ong Siang’s book - the ninth decade 

An interesting question came before the Supreme Court, in October 1903, as to the rights of a Chinese widow to retain as ‘paraphernalia’ all jewelleries which were in her possession at the time of her husband’s death. Ong Kong Guan had taken out administration on the death of his son, Ong Soon Lee, and sued Chua Chwee Geok, the widow of the deceased, for the return of a large quantity of valuable jewels, which she had kept back on Soon Lee’s death. The widow alleged that some of the jewels were wedding presents from her husband and the rest were placed in her custody for use during her husband’s lifetime, and she claimed that all jewellery fell to her as paraphernalia’ at her husband’s death. Cox, CJ, held that even were the English law of paraphernalia applicable, the term could only include the tek-pai or presents given to her on her wedding, while all other jewels belonged and must be returned to the estate, as representing investment of capital.