Mdm Lau Lan Neo

Mrs Tan Cheng Yong nee Lau Lan Neo

Ever Loving Memory
Madam Lau Lan Neo
(Beloved Wife of  Tan Cheng Yong)
Born 22nd Jun 1893
Died 10th September 1928
Aged 35 Years
Noble she was condemning all things mean
Her truth unquestioned and her soul severe
Shame knew her not, she dreaded no disgrace
Tuth, simple truth, was written on her face

Erected by her loving children
Edward Tan, Tan Tak Neo
George Tan, Tan Alice Neo
Cecil Tan, Tan Maggie Neo

Malaya Tribune 1916 February 21 

A marriage has been arranged between Tan Cheng Yong, the eldest son of Tan Hap Leong and Miss
Lau Lan Neo, the second daughter of Mr and Mrs Lau Koon Siew. The ceremony will probably take place in the beginning of October.

Malaya Tribune, 10 Sep 1928

Malaya Tribune 10 Sep 1928

On September 10, 1928, at her residence No 522 Kampong Bahru Road
beloved wife of Tan Cheng Yong. She leaves behind a widower, an aged mother and a brother.,
Dr Lao Chew Seng (Lau Chew Seng) of Kampar and 6 children to mourn her loss. Funeral on Wednesday Sep 12
at 10 am at Bukit Brown Cemetery. (F.M.S papers please copy)

4 months later,  Tan Cheng Yong married again, this time to the daughter of Mr E Kong Siang.
E Kong Siang was described as a retired merchant of Malacca in 1911 and was a friend of Gaw Boon Chan

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 30 January 1929, Page 10

Miss E Chye Neo, youngest daughter of the late Mr E Kong Siang was married to Mr Tan Cheng Yong, eldest son of the late Mr Tan Hap Leong on the 24th instant