Thursday, March 06, 2014

Kow Biow Tee (Bukit Brown)

This tomb with beautiful peacock tiles caught my eye in my exploration of Bukit Brown. The head stone marble in the shape of a shield, carries the name of Mrs Kow Biow Tee (Madam Lim Kiat Neo). She was only 22 when she passed away on April 11, 1936. She is survived by 1 son, Kow Hock Chye and 1 daughter, Kow Hock Neo.

Mrs Kow Biow Tee (Madam Lim Kiat Neo)
 On June 4, 1938, subject to a payment of $100, Mr. Kow Biow Tee was allowed to be discharged from his bankruptcy by High Court Judge, Mr Justice McElwaine. The insolvency was the result of a series of illness in the family. Mr. Kow Biow Tee was a clerk with the Singapore Rubber Works and was under the company employment for 18 years. Although his monthly salary was $135, he had to support a large family including an old mother.

There is no more insights i could gather further for now.

References
Clerk's Bankruptcy Discharge. (1938, June 4). TheSingapore Free Press

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