胡先愿 Oh Sian Guan

Oh Sian Guan 胡善甫


訓魁 Oh Hoon Khway  born circa 1896 
訓音
訓奚
訓知
訓模 Oh Hoon Boh 
訓薇
怡顏 Egan Oh (married Dr P C Kwan) born 1905. Her grandson Kevin Kwan is the author of the novel “Crazy Rich Asians” 
茂花
彩霞
齊眉

民智
民廣
民堯
民天
民日
孫女
民春


DEATH

Syonan Shimbun, 8 June 1943, Page 2




DEATH

The Straits Times, 2 February 1950, Page 7

Sons : Oh Hoon Boh

Dr William Oh (born circa 1915) 

Sons in law : P. C Kwan

TEO Boon Kai

NG Peng Lim 




Mrs Oh Sian Guan nee Madam Yap Suan Neo 


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南洋商报, 3 February 1950, Page 6






His chinese name as reflected in the Singapore Chinese Historical Personalities is 胡先愿 Oh Sian Guan,  Oh Sian Guan was the name mentioned in the ST archives of being one of the directors of Overseas Chinese Bank. 


In the Chinese monograph, he came to Singapore in 1907 and partnered withTan Sian Keong to set up Chop Chin Kiat at 52 Telok Ayer St, importing catechu, coffee, pepper, birdnest from Batavia and Sarawak and also real estate. After Sian Keong joined the banksector, he managed the company alone, and sent two of his sons to Batavia to supervise the business, In 1919 Sep, with the commendation of Tan Ean Kiam, he became a director of Overseas Chinese Bank. When OCBC was formed in 1932 Dec by the merger of 3 banks, he continued to be its director until

1942  war occupation by Japanese. Sometime in 1929, he together with Tan Ean Kiam and Tan Kim Tian set up Singapore Tong An Asociation which was finally established in 1931 May 31 He  was also once the chairman of Goh Loo Club.


His eldest son Oh Hoon Kway 胡訓魁  was a poet  who wrote many poems. Here is one addressed to LEE Choon Seng written in 1925.  He also have another Chinese name - 胡偉吾


題李俊承先生海天水榭

南洋商报, 17 October 1925, Page 18




Unfortunately Oh Hoon Kway died in 1931 at the age of 35 and was buried in Bukit Brown in Blk 3 A, plot no 394 


https://zh.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/胡载坤


胡载坤(英語:Hu Tsai Kuen,1895年-1984年),原名在坤新加坡医生。

生平编辑

胡载坤祖籍福建永定[1],出生于新加坡。他于1910年赴南京暨南中学堂就读。次年回新后进入英华学校学习英文,并在道南学校特别班补习经学。1914年他通过了剑桥大学本地中学会考,但因第一次世界大战爆发而未能赴英留学。1915年,考入香港大学医学院。胡载坤于1921年学成后返回新加坡,并于次年创办了南洋药房。1933年,扩充成为南洋医院。此后他逐渐成为了驰名新加坡的名医。[2][3]

家庭编辑

胡载坤之妻关馥馨(Margaret Kwan Fu Shing)毕业于上海中西女中,是中国牙医先驱关元昌的孙女。他们育有五子二女,分别为:[1][2]

  • 长子:胡赐德,继承父业主持南洋医院。
  • 次子:胡赐明,其妻陈佩贞是著名企业家陈嘉庚的孙女(陈嘉庚次子陈厥祥之女)。[4]
  • 三子:胡赐道,著名政治家,曾任新加坡财政部长兼卫生部长。
  • 四子:胡赐彰,幼儿科专家,英国伦敦皇家内科医学院院士。
  • 五子:胡赐义,新加坡商界人士。
  • 长女:胡恂如,嫁给胡先愿之子胡威廉(William Oh)医生。[5]
  • 次女:胡威如,赴美国定居。

胡载坤的妻弟关伯谦(Arthur Kwan Pah Chien)为知名眼科医生,曾加入胡载坤主持的南洋医院[2]。他是美国作家关凯文的祖父。


Further references


https://mymindisrojak.blogspot.com/2017/07/oh-sian-guan-bukit-brown.html?m=1


https://singaporerevisited.tumblr.com/page/4