Lee Boon Hong



The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 19 March 1927, Page 10




Lee Boon Hong . Only son of Lee Cheng Kim married Tham Joon Neo, only daughter of Tham Cheng Yan 


Unfortunately Lee Boon Hong passed away in 1931 leaving behind wife and 2 young children 


Bintang Pranakan, 31 January 1931, Page 22





Baba Besar Lee Boon Hong 


Tomb and burial entry list as Lee Boon Lay 






顕考李文禮
民國十九年吉
孝女
陰娘 Lee Im Neo
汪娘 Lee Wan Neo 

In Loving Memory of 
Lee Boon Lay 
16th January 1931 
Blk 3 B 966 
29 years old 

THE CHINESE AND " MEDIUMS."

The Straits Times, 8 November 1929, Page 14




P




Wee Kwee Kee

Mrs Chua Sam Tiong nee Wee Kwee Kee 




民國乙主席亥年十二月吉日立
顕妣謚桂枝娘蔡門阮氏之墓
孝男
心仁 Chua Sim Jin 
慶順 Chua Keng Soon 
清水 Chua Cheng Chwee 
孝女
招娘 Chua Cheow Neo 
秦成
秦來
秦源
金聲
曾孫
永華
永樂


Madam Wee Kee Kee
Age 75
Died 29th November 1935
(born circa 1860)

Burial Register
Blk 4 A Plot No 35

DEATH

Malaya Tribune, 21 April 1937, Page 10




This should be another wife of Chua Sam Tiong as the children name matches 

Lim Choo Neo 

They have their own burial ground Kings Road off Bukit Timah Road 

阮仲突


Wee Peck Hay Grandfather
阮仲突

皇淸顕考謚仲突阮府君之墓



岱美
同治弍年癸亥腊月 1863 12th moon

皇淸顕考謚仲突阮府君之墓


孝男
福地 
福諒 
福聯 Wee Hock Lian
福田 Wee Hock Tian
福海 Wee Hock Hai
孝女
桂枝 Wee Kwee Kee
月桂 Wee Guat Kee

Lim Nee Soon and Wee Peck Hay

 Lim Nee Soon an Wee Peck Hay (Wi Pek Hay)

阮碧霞





廣東澄海
祖妣碧霞林門阮氏之墓

孝男
忠國 Lim Chong Kuo
忠邦 Lim Chong Pang
忠民 Lim Chong Min
忠憲 Lim Chong Hsien

孝女
積玉 Lim Chit Geck (Mrs Oei Tjong Tiong)
瓊玉 Lim Kheng Geck (Mrs See Bong Him)
素玉 Lim Soo Geck (Mrs Tan Huck Thoe)
美玉 Lim Mui Geck 
綠玉 Lim Leck Geck
雪玉 Lim Seok Geck

孫男
英能 Lim Eng Leng
英權 Lim Eng Kwan
英師 Lim Eng Ser
英平 Lim Eng Pheng

孫女

淑蘭 Lim Seok Lan
淑慧 Lim Soek Hui
淑貞 Lim Soek Cheng
淑絹 Lim Seok Kin

仝立

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

MRS LIM NEE SOON

NEE WI PEK HAY

DIED

AGE

DEATH OF MR. LIM NEE SOON

Malaya Tribune, 21 March 1936, Page 13




Domestic Occurences
Malaya Tribune 23 March 1936 Pg 10

MR LIM NEE SOON, Age 57, passed away  peacefully in Shanghai on Mar 20, 1936. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Madam Wi Pek Hay, a sister,  Mrs Kwek Choon Siew, 3 sons, Messrs Chong Kuo, Chong Pang and Chong Min, 6 daughters, Mrs Oei Tjong Tiong, Mrs See Bong Him, Mrs Tan Huck Thoe, and the Misses Mui Geck, Leck Geck, Seok Geck, 3 daughters in law, 3 sons in law, 7 grandsons, and 6 granddaughters

Page 12 Advertisements Column 3

Malaya Tribune, 28 October 1949, Page 12



12 Cairnhill Circle 


Man behind old Nee Soon village

The Straits Times, 24 November 1987, Page 6













Lim Chong Kuo

Lim Chong Kuo
林忠國





民國廿七年弍月廿三日吉
陰曆戊寅年正月廿四日
故考煌玲字忠國林公墓
孝男
英能
孝女
淑蘭
仝立石
SON 
LIM ENG LENG (VICTOR)
DAUGHTER 
LIM SOEK LAN (BETTY)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MR LIM CHONG PANG 
DIED 23RD FEBRUARY 1938
AGE 36 YEARS



LOCAL CHINESE WEDDING.

Malaya Tribune., 24 September 1923, Page 6










Malaya Tribune, 25 February 1938, Page 10




林忠國在歐逝世

南洋商报, 25 February 1938, Page 7





曾門張氏

曾門張氏





廈門
増厝
光緒卅乙年
皇清顕妣諱曾門張氏
孝男
金水

Son 
Chan Kim Swee 
Likely to be the same person as LTA tag 2663
Who died 9th May 1938 at the age of 46
with a daughter Chan Hoe Neo 
思明
曾金水

余門黃甘娘

余門黃甘娘



光緒十七年辛卯季冬月吉
孝男
成珠
孝女
發娘
字陰
文金
仝立

Chua Jin Swee

Chua Jin Swee









DEATHS

The Straits Times, 7 October 1924, Page 8




Teck Choon Saw Mill

547 Serangoon Road 


DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.

Malaya Tribune, 18 November 1929, Page 8


LOW - Madam Low Kim Lian passed away on the 18th instant at her

residence 451-25 Pasir Panjang Road, age 52 years (Wife of the late Chua Jin  Swee).  She leaves behind to mourn her loss four sons

Messrs Chua Boon Tiong, Chua Boon Teck, Chua Kim Tee and Chua Boon Whatt, two daughters 

(Mrs Tan Hoon Hong and Mrs Yap Hock Cheng), five grandsons and one granddaughter. 


Burial entry

Chua Jin Swee

Blk 1 B 386


蔡仁水

劉金練娘

中華甲子年九月初九日置

民囯十八年十月十八日

孝男

文忠

文德

金池

文發

清枝 Chua Cheng Kee (Mrs Tan Hoon Hong)

清葉 Chua Cheng Yeok (Mrs Yap Hock Cheng)

德福


IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE LATE

CHUA JIN SWEE

DIED ON 6TH OCT 1924

AGE 59


IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE LATE

LOW KIM LIAN NEO

DIED 16TH NOVEMBER 1929

AGE 52


THE BELOVED FATHER

THE BELOVED MOTHER

OF

CHUA BOON TIONG

CHUA BOON TECK

CHUA KIM TEE

CHUA BOON KIM

CHUA BOON WHATT

CHUA CHENG KEE NEO

CHUA CHENG YEOK NEO


Straits Times 11 January 1927, Pg 7

The engagment is announced between Mr Tan Hoon Hong, youngest brother of Mr Hoon Khim and youngest son of the late Tan Tian Chan, to Miss Chua Cheng Kee, eldest daughter of Mrs Chua Jin Swee and the late Chua Jin Swee. The marriage will  take place on January 27, 1927 

蔡存信

蔡存信



澄邑 
光緒𡻕次辛卯年季冬月榖旦 1891/92 
皇淸故考謚存信蔡府君一位之壽域
孝男
壬水 Chua Jin Swee (Chua Jim Swee) 
淑金
冷雪
木蘭
出嗣
金榜
奇連
仝立石

澄邑為海澄
This should be the father of Chua Jin Swee 

Ang Seah Im

Ang Seah Im

汪聲音


















民國十六年六月十四日吉

孝男
福星
金水
水鼠
水發
水君
金獅
金生
石林

民國卅三年五月初一日吉
汪門鐘水心

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE LATE
MR ANG SEAH IM
DIED 12-7-27
AGED 57

MRS ANG SEAH IM
NEE CHEONG CHWEE SIM
DIED 21-6-44 
AGED 66

THE DEARLY BELOVED FATHER & MOTHER OF

SONS
ANG HOCK SENG
ANG KIM SWEE
ANG CHWEE CHOO
ANG CHWEE HUAT
ANG CHWEE KOON
ANG KIM SYE
ANG KIM  SENG
ANG CHIOW LIM

GRANDSONS
ANG THIAM SENG
ANG THIAN TECK
ANG THIAN TIONG
ANG THIAM TEE
ANG THIAM ENG
ANG THIAM WAH
ANG THIAN YONG
ANG BOON SAN
ANG BOON KIAT
ANG BOON CHYE
ANG THIAN GEE

GRANDSONS
ANG THIAN SOO
ANG THIAN LAI
ANG THIAN SIONG
ANG AH TAI

DAUGHTERS
ANG CHENG KIM
ANG CHENG SUAN
ANG CHIEW BEE
ANG CHENG GIN
ANG CHENG POH
GRANDDAUGHTER
AH ENG

The Rise of the Sound

Ang Seah Im was from Tong Ann, Quanzhou Prefecture in Fujian.
 
His name Seah Im in Chinese and Hokkien means "Sound"
 
He owned properties in Malaysia and Singapore especially along Telok Blangah Road.
 
He also have business in mining,  rice, rubber, and trading.
 
In 17 Aug 1907, the Municipal  Commission agreed on the naming of the private road with entrance between Nos 196 and 180-4 Teluk Blangah Road to be Seah Im Road.
 
 
His land along Telok Blangah Road
 
 
On 17 Jun 1914, he was one of the Chinese luminaries sending off the then Governor of Straits Settlement Sir Arthur Young:
 
 
Bankruptcy
 
But it was in that same year 1914 that things turned for the worse .....
 
Extracted from The Singapore Free Press, 12 Aug 1922
 
For 3 years, Ang have been spending on domestic expenses $20,000 a year, and during the 4 months preceding his bankrupty, he had incurred liabilities amounting to just under $350,000
 
Judge: You ought to be locked up for extravagant living.
 
What did you spend it on?
 
Ang : I am a great chandu (opium) smoker, have 3 wives and 6 children
 
Judge : This is what made you bankrupt.
 
Other highlights:
 
Member of the committee of the Poh Leung Kok
Made bankrupt in 1914, but in May 1920, paid a composition.
 
Later on:
 
Judge:  You appear to have stopped yourself in time. You are drunk with opium and drunk with your own importance. Your grandfather built up a fine business and you have wrecked it. I think you ought to go to gaol.
 
(
Seah Im would died a few years after the court hearing, in 1927. 
 
In his tombstone, there was a picture of a distinguished looking Chinese towkay,  with a big family of 13 children (8 boys, 5 girls)
 
----------------
 
It was the day after a newspapers report mentioned about the find of Seah Im's grave.
 
A young man in the United States was reading The Straits Times online when he spotted
the news.
Quickly he dialed his mother in Singapore.
"Mama, quick, take a look at the Sunday times. I think there is someone mentioned in the papers you need to know"
Thousand of miles away in Singapore, a middle aged woman looked at the news her son has informed her.
Yes, it was her grandfather' name all right. Many times, she have heard of his father mentioned about him.
But ever since she was a child, she was under the impression that her grandfather was already exhumed.
Is it true that her Ah Gong's grave has been found?
A call to us, and a quick arrangement for her to check on the grave. After all, it was still Qing Ming period.
She also went to the paper and joss stick shop to buy some offerings. Not very sure what to buy, she asked a friend to bring her to the shop and also tag along.
The hot afternoon turned downcast and just before we arrived, it started to rain.
But rain or no rain, nothing is going to stop her from finding out if really her grandfather is buried there.
So, all of us took out our umbrellas and walked to the grave.
 
 
The woman took one look at the tomb photograph which was still in good condition because of the special tombstone material imported from China, and there was no doubt in her mind who he is.
Yes, it was indeed Ah Gong, she had recognized him from an old family album.
 
'Ah Gong, I am here. "
And oh, that is Ah Mah also. But her photograph has been eroded with time.
"I will show you a better picture of Ah Mah than the picture here"
" Hello, Ah Gong, hello Ah Ma, I have come to see you" she said while touching the tombstones gently.
"How do you write his name in Chinese? 
Sorry, I don't know how to write in Chinese his name," she asked me.
Oh, the family name is Ang, written with a Chinese character "Wang" as in King, with a three stroke water.
And for his name, the character is written as in the Chinese characters for sound.
 
Sound, you know, like tong, tong, tong, sound
Oh..... you mean "Sound"
--------
Yes, the Sound was heard.
And indeed it was heart-warming to see he was still being honored and remembered,
more than 80 years after he had died.
 
 
Raymond

Lim Cheng Tee

Lim Cheng Tee
林清池











DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES. DEATHS

The Straits Times, 5 March 1932, Page 10




Sons

Lim Kim Hock

Lim Choon Hock  

Daughter 

Lim Kee Neo 

Adopted daughter 

Cheng Lian Neo 

Daughters in law

Neo Chuan Neo 

Chia Ngia Kechit Neo 


Wife 

Mdm Oh Teck Ghee passed away on 31st March 1938


Burial Entry
Lim Cheng Tee

Blk 3 B 149

54 years old