Khoo Seok Wan’s Mother Mdm Yeo

Khoo Seok Wan’s Mother Mdm Yeo
楊太君墓







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孝男
邱菽園 Khoo Siok Wan 
邱德祥 Khoo Teck Siong 
邱一心 Khoo It Sim 
等率九房子孫曾元立石
孝女
邱杏娘
邱詠詩
邱芹苿

The Straits Times, 29 Jun 1923, Page 8
Death

Yeo Geok Keng, on June 25, 1923 at 57 Tras Street,
Madame Yeo Geok Keng, wife of the late Khoo Cheng Tiong,mother of Khoo Siok Wan, alias Khoo Teck Hin, Khoo Teck Siong, and Khoo It Sim, and mother in law of Lim Chan Sin, See Tiong Wah,
Tay Boon Tat and Ong Keng Yong, aged 71 years.
She leaves a large family to mourn her loss. Funeral on Sunday July 1 at 9 am for Bukit Brown Cemetery

Khoo Siok Wan's mother
Khoo Seok Wan's mother

太君楊氏新寧人適閩澄新江
邱正中公為继妻家道興隆
克配厥德公歿於光緒丙申
太君懷保幼弱咸俾成立後二十有也載
是為民國十二年癸亥陰暦五月十二日
考終坡第內寂享壽七十有一遷神之際
顕示瑞容具徴佛祐而人誇世福
六代同堂敬謚慈惠以銘不朽云

Ancestral Tablets of Khoo Cheng Tiong family


中華民國顯妣謚慈惠諱玉卿娘邱門楊氏太孺人
孝男
邱煒萲
德祥
一心
孝女
杏娘 Khoo Heng Neo 
詠詩
芹苿

皇清誥封光禄大夫五代大父諱篤信邱府君之神主
孝男
得鏡 Khoo Teck Kheng 
煒萲 Khoo Siok Wan 
得松 Khoo Teck Siong 
壹心 Khoo It Sim 
長房孫
思種
次房
任港
三房
喜思 (?)

皇清贈安人妣謚儉敏邱門王氏神主
孝男
思繼?
奉祀的

莊拾伍

莊拾伍
白扣娘











惠安
山歐
民國十三年正月廿二日
孝男
朝枝
朝山
丹祥
孝女
來金
孝男
朝金
朝福

Blk D 95
Pek Kiok Neo
Died 27 Feb 1924
32 years old 

王德

王德
陳視從










甲辰桐月
養慈
載金



Lim Liak Family

Mrs Lim Leack 
Mrs Lim Liak
Mrs Lim Liack
nee Yeo Im Neo

旹光緒十三年丁亥五月置 1887


Lim Liak's children


Sons : 
Lim Teck Ghee 德義
Lim Teck Whee 德惠
Lim Teck Cheang 德昌
Grandsons :
Lim Chan Shu
Lim Hock Hin
Lim Chan Eng
Lim Chan Kim
Lim Chan Wei
Lim Chan Sin


皇清顯妣謚淑懿林門楊氏墓
Qing dynasty Honorable Mother, (Posthumous) Virtuous  Mdm Yeo  of Lim Family

Location : Bukit Brown Cemetery  Blk 3 Section D, tomb no 86

Yeo Im Neo died in the month of November 1886

Yeo Teck Cheang died in China about six years ago from 1889 (ie 1883)

The Municipality.

Straits Times Weekly Issue, 22 November 1886, Page 7





Lim Teck Ghee


大光緒拾捌年壬辰歲甲辰月甲申日甲子時 1892
皇淸誥贈奉政大夫諡儉讓字德義號士芳諱蘭苑林府君之坟
Location : Bukit Brown Cemetery Blk 3 Section D plot No 86

Sons:

Lim Chan Shu
Lim Hock Hin
Lim Chan Eng
Lim Chan Wei

誥贈奉政
皇淸大夫諡儉讓字德義號士芳諱蘭苑林府君之坟

Qing

Granted the title of Fengzhen Daifu (5th ranking title) 

 Posthumous name : 

Jian Rang 

 Name :

Teck Ghee

 Other name : Shifang

 Name : Lan Yuan 

Lim Residence


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

1875

A telegram from Hongkong dated the 1st September was received her announcing the death on the 22nd August of the well known and much respected Chinese merchant, Lim Leack, of the firm of "Leack, Chin Seng & Co, Chop Hiap Hin" in Market Street. Lim Leack  came from China in or about the year 1825, as well as  of cultivation of tapioca in Malacca and did a large business in China.  The firm had a branch office in Malacca.  As early in 1851, the firm had owned several schooners flying the British flag. Lim Leack was looked upon his countrymen and others as an upright and honest merchant and a most enterprising man.  He married a Straits born wife and among his descendants is Mr Lim Chan Sin (cashier to Sandilands, Buttery & Co)  relations with China caused him to make  frequent visits to his native country, and he died there at the age of 71 years.

Mr Tan Chin Seng, the other partner, came from Malacca, and in 1853 was already one of the influential men in the Chinese community. His name appeared as one of the committee of five merchants who prepared the address to their countrymen pointing out the absurdity of their "head scare".  Of his three sons, Hoon Guan, and Hoon Hin settled down in Malacca, where they were prominent citizens during their lifetime. His eldest son Tan Hoon Chiang, continued the business of "Leack, Chin Seng & Co" in Market Street, and on his retirement, from old age, his eldest son Tan Cheng Tee, became the prinicipal partner of the firm.  Tan Cheng Tee predeceased his father on the 4th February 1914, holding at the death the post of President of the Chinese  Produce Exchange, which he had been largely instrumental in forming in 1911.  Mr Tan Cheng Tee was widely known to the European firms dealing with tin and tapoica. 
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PIONEER IN TIN MINING AND MALAYAN
POLITICS

The Lim company’s tin mining interests in Klang Valley expanded rapidly from 1860s. 
In 1867, the Selangor Civil War, which began as a war of succession of Klang, was started by the deposed heir-apparent, Tengku Madhi. The civil war soon escalated with Chinese
secret societies, Ghee Hin and Hai Sun, taking sides and
vying for control of tin-rich districts in Selangor.

Lim Teck Ghee was close to the Selangor Royal Family and he played a major role in the civil war. The Selangor Royal Family relied on him for financial support during
the seven-year war. The war ended in 1874 with British intervention. This led to the formation of the Federated Malay States. By the end of the war Lim Teck Ghee was
the largest individual holder of the Selangor State Debt Bonds. 
Frank Swettenham, Advisor to the Sultan, appointed Lim as Financial Administrator of Selangor in 1874. Lim participated in the 1881 Melbourne International Exhibition in several categories, notably rice and tin.

Both Lim Teck Ghee and Tan Im Neo were exhumed from their original burial ground and re-interred in Bukit Brown on 18 Apr 1935

Lim and his mother had originally been buried on
his plantation in Toa Payoh district. According to the
municipal minutes of 10 November 1886, the colonial
government agreed to the interment of Yeo Im Neo on
Lim’s plantation as there were no other suitable grounds
for the “higher status” Chinese. Although no other
interment was allowed according to the minutes, Lim was
also buried on his land.
In the 1930s, Lim’s and his mother’s graves were exhumed
and their tombstones were re-interred at Bukit Brown.

LIM TECK WHEE




光緒乙酉季冬

Lim Tek Wee died on the 7th day of December 1885

Location : Bukit Brown Cemetery, Blk 2 Section G, Plot No 199,200 and 201
Sons :
Lim Chan Kim
Lim Chan Sin
Lim Chan Siew
Daughters :
Grandchilden :




c. 1932 Lim Soon Hoe's dad in pith hat  (probably 4 yrs old) with his dad & uncles at his great grandfather's (Lim Teck Whee)  grave in Bukit Brown (Picture courtesy of Lim Soon Hoe)

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The Straits Times, 9 April 1896, Page 2






PROPERLY SALES.

Straits Budget, 21 April 1896, Page 8




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The Straits Times, 9 July 1891, Page 3




The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 18 June 1892, Page 2