Tan Hup Swee's Family

Tan Hup Swee's Family

Picture taken at Ong Kim Tiang house at 793 Pasir Panjang Road, 5th mile circa 1940

Sitting (L to R)

Unidentified son (Teo Teng Wah or Teo Lye Wah), Maiden Teo Oo Neo, eldest daughter of Teo Hoe Kang, Tan Bong Neo (Mrs Teo Hoe Kang), Mrs Tan Hup Swee (nee Lim Wah Neo), Tan (Ong) Hoo Kin Neo (married to Kho Lian Hock), Ong Buan Neo (carrying Hoo Kin Neo's baby), Unidentified daughter (likely Mayon Teo Hup Neo, second daughter of Teo Hoe Kang?)

Standing (L to R)

Teo Chit Wah, Teo Hoe Kang (son-in-law) Ong Kim Tiang (son-in-law), Ong Hoa Hoon (killed during Sook Ching)

Not in picture - Mrs Ong Kim Tiang nee Tan Loon Neo who died on 4 May 1931, and  Tan Hin Loo, son of Tan Hup Swee, and Chua Kim Neo, adopted grand-daughter of Mrs Tan Hup Swee (said to be a midwife) 

Both Tan Loon Neo and Tan Bong Neo were daughters of Tan Hup Swee and hence grand-daughters of Tan Kim Tian

Hence both daughters of Mr and Mrs Ong Kim Tiang - Tan (Ong) Hoo Kin Neo and Ong Buan Neo would be great granddaughters of Tan Kim Tian

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Roll of Honour - Singapore memorial:

Ong Hoa Hoon - 

Private, 2nd (Singapore Volunteer Corps) Bn, Straits Settlement Volunteer Force. Died 21st February 1942, Victim of Sook Ching, Husband of Chan Koon Neo, of Singapore Column 396 (their engagment announced in ST on 13 March 1941) 

Marion Teo  - 

Eldest daughter of Teo Hoe Kang -  In 1951 she became the first Asian to be commissioned in the Singapore Women's Army Corps (Volunteer) as a 2nd Lt