Monday, September 24, 2012

Peck Teck Chee and family (Bukit Brown)

Located in the beautiful Hill 2 Division B that is affected and eventually will be destroyed by the 8-lane highway are the tombs of Mr Peck Teck Chee (LTA peg no. 1875) and his mother, Madam Yap Woo Neo (LTA peg no 1876).

Peck Teck Chee worked as a shipping clerk at a company called Hooglandt & Co. Peck Teck Chee was also a committee member of the Amateur Sporting Association and the Eng Wah Kok Association.

Son and Mother

Peck Teck Chee
He died at the age of 33 on August 14, 1928 at his residence in No 81 Kampong Bahru Road , leaving behind his aged mother (Madam Yap Woo Neo), his widow (a daughter of Mr Hoe Eng Watt) , two children, his elder brothers, Peck Teck Chye and Peck Teck Kian.  His grave however list that he had 3 children, two son's (Peck Seng Giap and Peck Seng Khee) and a daughter (Peck Chwee Tee)

Family 
Mother: Madam Yap Woo Neo (Mrs Peck Chin Kiat)
Madam Yap Woo Neo (Mrs Peck Chin Kiat) passed away on October 1, 1935 at the age of 69 ( listed in the newspaper as 72 years old) at her residence in  No 167 Neil Road and is buried just behind him. Her grave is easily identifiable as it has two sikh guards guarding the tomb.  She is survived by 2 sons (Peck Teck Chye and Peck Teck Kian), 1 daughter (Peck Gim Siew), 2 daughters in law, 6 grandsons, 10 granddaughters.
Madam Yap Woo Neo 

Brother: Peck Teck Chye
Peck Teck Chye passed away on December 17, 1935 at the age of 54 at his residence in No 157 Neil Road and his survived by one son, Peck Hoe Seng and 4 daughters, Mrs Lee Hoon Siong (Peck Geok Hong), Mrs Tay Siong Beng, Peck Geok Cheok and Peck Geok Bee. He is buried in Bukit Brown.

Brother: Peck Teck Kian
Peck Teck Kian passed away on July 5, 1966 at the age of 79. The cortege left from his residence at No 56 Neil Road, also to Bukit Brown on July 9. He left behind is wife, two sons (Peck Leng Poh, Peck Leng Thong), 4 daughters. His wife, Madam Tan Siew Eng passed away on April, 27, 1971 at the age of 82 and also buried in Bukit Brown.

I hope to find the location of Peck Teck Chee's brothers as well in Bukit Brown. Unfortunately at this moment i have no information about his wife and his father.

Afternote [ Dec 10, 2013] 
Peck Teck Chee married a daughter of Mr and Mrs Hoe Eng Watt. Mrs Hoe Eng Watt is Madam Koh Keng Hay. Ms Koh Keng Hay and Mr Koh Hoon Teck are siblings, children of Mr Koh Lian Ghee and Madam Wan Chin Neo.

References
Deaths. (1928, August 16). The Straits Times, page 7
Death. (1935, October 3). The Straits Times, page 2
Deaths.(1935, December 17). The Straits Times, page 2
Deaths.(1966, July 6). The Straits Times, page 2

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