Koh Cheng Kiat

Koh Cheng Kiat 





The Singapore Free Press, 12 November 1925, Page 16



The engagment is announced of Mr Koh Soon Huat, of the Borneo Company Limited,
son of Mr and Mrs Koh Cheng Kiat and grandson of the late Mr Lim Eng Keng, to Miss Baby Lee
daughter of Mr Lee Chim Bong and the late Mrs Lee Chim Bong, of Amoy Street

Koh Cheng Kiat wife Lim Keok Neo alias Lim Swee Neo was daughter of Lim Eng Keng and buried in BB as well when she died on Jul 3 1939

DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.
Malaya Tribune, 12 September 1929, Page 8




KOH - Mr Koh Cheng Kat at his residence No 12, Kirk Terrace, off Dhoby Ghaut on
September 10, 1929, leaving a widow, 4 sons Messsrs Koh Soon Yee, Koh Soon Huat,
Koh Soon Poh and Koh Soon Lin, q son in law Mr Yeo Siew Chuan. 1 daughter, 2 daughters in law and several grand children.

E Tiang Poh

E Tiang Poh



The late E Tiang Poh
Son - E Peng HOE
Erected by Eng Wah Kok Association 
(英華閣)

In 1919, he was auditor of Eng Wah Kok 
Local and General.
Malaya Tribune., 6 January 1919, Page 4




Raboenah 顕妣諱何無那李門和氏之墓


南安彭囗
民囯乙丑年四月初一日
顕妣諱何無那李門和氏之墓
文發
文吉
富娘
鴦娘
立石
Raboenah Djambi
Oemoer 46 Tahoen
1-4-14. 23.4.1925

Mrs Pang Cheng Kiat nee Tan Kwee Neo

Mrs Pang Cheng Kiat Nee Tan Kwee Neo



News



Pang Choon Jin 

吾貫林門黃孺人

吾貫林門黃孺人







光緒十一年嵗次乙酉荔月置
皇清顕妣謚靜芳林門黃孺人
孝男
壽福
明珠娘
仝立
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THE MOTHER OF
LIM SIEW HOCK
REINTERRED ON 22ND JUNE 1931
FROM
TIONG BAHRU 

Singapore oldest Chinese tomb 道光陸年葭月 - 謝光澤

Singapore oldest Chinese tomb





道光陸年葭月
坂王
故考諱光澤謝公
孝男

After checking all the published sources for the earliest Chinese tombs found in Singapore, this 1826 tomb inscription would be the oldest Chinese tomb inscription found in Singapore so far.  It bring forward the date of Heng San Teng by at least 2 years (Heng San Teng said to be founded in 1828).

皇凊圓寂耆宿育深襌師之墓

Monk





隠秀
道光丁未年歳蒲月榖旦吉置
皇凊圓寂耆宿育深禪師之墓
孝徒
峻德
行德
仝立

Wan Eng Kiat 范英吉

Wan Eng Kiat 范英吉





Obituary of Mrs Wan Eng Kiat
The Straits Times, 16 July 1926, page 7

Mrs Wan Eng Keat - On July 14, 1926 at No 125 Neil Road, Singapore, Mrs Wan Eng Keat (Tok Nya Chik) aged 85 years. She left one son Wan Boon Seng, three grandsons in law - Seow Siew Guan, Wee Kim Chuan and Wee Mah Kuan, five grandsons Wan Seng Kim, Wan Chin Inn, Wan Chin Hoe, Wan Chin Kuan and Wan Chin Hock, several granddaughters and great grandchildren. Funeral Sunday July 18, at 10 am to Toa Payoh (Bukit Brown)

民國八年歲己未四月初四
十五年六月初五日

庻男
文希 Wan Boon Hee
文水 Wan Boon Chwee
文成 Wan Boon Seng
文林 Wan Boon Lim
成金  Wan Seng Kim
振興  Wan Chin Inn
女孫 
水娘
宝娘
干舌
亞麟
继男
定珍
水娘
女孫
連娘
深娘


From Song Ong Siang book One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in Singapore 

Among the Malacca lads who ventured to Singapore in 1851 to seek Dame Fortune’s favour was Wan Eng Kiat, then 17 years of age. For a little time he worked as a watchmaker, and then entered the service of Messrs Martin Dyce & Co. At the age of 24, he married Toh Nya Chik, who is still living. Mr Wan Eng Kiat, after his marriage, worked with Messrs Puttfarcken, Rheiner & Co and later with Messrs Puttfarcken & Co as storekeeper, retiring at the age of 68. He was a shrewd and careful investor in house properties, which at his death at the advanced age of 85, on 3rd May 1919, were worth half a million dollars.



ACTION UNDER A WILL
Malaya Tribune, 14 January 1931, Page 7






Wan Boon Seng, part proprietor of the Bintang Prankan, a Romanised Malay paper, said that defendant (Quek Ah Gek) was his stepmother.   Wee Kim Chuan and Koh Kong Lim were trustees under the will of Wan Eng Kiat.

Koh Kong Lim was son of Koh Hoon Teck


14 Upper Cross Street is the address of the publishers of "Bintang Pranakan", of which Wan Boon Seng was proprietor. The first issue was published on Oct 1930






1


“袁文成” - Wrong surname attributed to Wan Boon Seng 
Also Wan Eng Kiat the wrong surname 云英杰 was also used in some archives and references.


It is interesting to note that his Chinese surname has been translated wrongly as Yuan as early as 1961 by the famous Malay studies scholar Mei Jing 梅井, 4 years after Boon Seng passed away in 1957.  Surname is also not correct here as in Claudine Salmon’s book Literary Migrations : Traditional Chinese Fiction in Asia 

Malaya Tribune, 9 March 1935, Page 10



Here we can see that Quek Ah Gek , the secondary wife of Wan Eng Kiat, was the mother of Wan Boon Lim and step mother of Wan Boon Seng


Wan Boon Lim was 23 years old on Jan 1937,  which means he should be born sometime in 1913/1914

Wan boon seng passed away peacefully at 27, Lorong 104. Changl Road. Singapore in Jun 1957

Note :

Because of 庻男 indicated on the wife Tok Nya Chik tomb,  one would surmise that there is another wife besides Quek Ah Gek whose son was Wan Boon Lim.  The English name of Wan Boon Hee and Wan Boon Seng tally in the 1884 tomb of Mrs Wan (Mdm Wee)

https://tombs.bukitbrown.org/2019/05/mother-of-wan.html

Tan Keng Hun 陳慶漢

Tan Keng Hun



竣尾
民囯丙辰年五月初二吉旦
中華顕考諱慶漢陳府君
孝男
佛添 Tan Hood Thiam
佛順 Tan Hood Soon 
蓮娘 Tan Lian Neo 
德娘 Tan Teck Neo 
國安 Tan Kok Ann
清雪 Tan Cheng Suat




In Loving Memory 
of Tan Keng Hun 
Died 2nd Jun 1916
Age 50 years 
RIP

Cheang Hong Tian

Cheang Hong Tian
章芳田


長泰
民國柒年戊午七月十四日
中華顕考諱芳田章公府君
妣卓娘章門李氏
之佳城


宝玉 Cheang Poh Geok
宝成 Cheang Poh Seng 
善菓
賜娘
長興
長水
長寿
女孫
梅枝
金枝
立石
Adopted son of Low Tuan Neo

Vice President of Yan Leng Hean Association 2 Feb 1928


Address given as 41 Tras Street

Malaya Tribune 22 Jan 1929 - President of Cheng Kee Hean Association at 41 Tras Street


The Straits Times, 18 June 1930, Page 4




Chop Sin Swee Leong

Sole Proprietor 



Death  Sunday Tribune 1935 May 19

Mr Cheang Hong Tian passed away peacefully at his residence in Tras Street at midnight on 17th inst. Aged 62 Funeral will take place on 19th inst (Sunday) at 4 pm Deeply regretted.