Monday, March 03, 2014

Teo Teow Peng (Bukit Brown)

Teo Teow Peng, (July 26, 1882 - April 27, 1944) is the eldest son of Teo Hoo Lye. He was born 1882 in Singapore and educated in Raffles Institution. He is effectively bilingual in English and Chinese and was in the board of directors of the Sze Hai Tong Bank and the Ho Aik Steamship Co. Teo Teow Peng was also the patron of the Tiang Ho Kok Association.

Teo Teow Peng
Teo Teow Peng at Tiang Ho Kok Association (1933)
Death 
He passed away in April 27, 1944 at the age of 62.  His wife Madam Tan Kim Lian passed away at the age of 56 on July 29, 1936. Both are buried side by side in Bukit Brown.
Sons: Teo Bock Huay, Teo Bock Lim
Daughters: Teo Soh Boon, Teo Soh Cheng, Teo Soh Sim,Teo Soh Kay

Teo Teow Peng  at Bukit Brown Hill 1 Division B
Madam Tan Kim Lian 
Mrs Teo Teow Peng nee Tan Kim Lian 
Below is the picture of the family home of Teo Hoo Lye located at No 13 Dhoby Ghaut, the present site of Cathay Cinema. In August 1932, power of attorney was revoked from Teo Teow Peng and only his brothers (Teo Teow Gim and Teo Teow Geok) were given power of attorney.

Family home of Mr Teo Hoo Lye at No 13 Dhoby Ghaut

Teo Hoo Lye's house in postcard circa 1920


References
Domestic occurrence death. (1936, July 29). The Straits Times, page 2
Death (1940, July 7). The Straits Times, page 7
Song, O.S. (1984). One hundred years history of the Chinese in Singapore. Singapore: Oxford University Press


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