Sunday, January 29, 2017

Madam Ong Sin Keow (Bukit Brown)

Madam Ong Sin Keow, second wife of Mr. Tan Hood Swee, passed away on 31 July 1933 at the age of 50. On her tomb is listed one son, Tan Yew Jee. She is buried in Hill 3 C, plot 412A.

Madam Ong Sin Keow (second wife of Mr. Tan Hood Swee)
Madam Ong Sin Keow (second wife of Mr. Tan Hood Swee)


Husband; Tan Hood Swee
Tan Hood Swee is the son of Tan Kim Teck. Tan Kim Teck ( a produce merchant and Government Contractor ) who passed away on 28th July 1912 at the age of 69 at his residence in No 12 Yan Kit Road. He is survived by 5 sons, 2 daughters and 26 grnadchildren. He was buried in Tiong Bahru Cemetery. In the obituary notice, it mentions also that Tan Kim Teck is the father-in-law of Kho Keng Chuan.  From there i gather that Tan Yew Neo (wife of Kho Keng Chuan) is the daughter of Tan Kim Teck and sister of Tan Hood Swee.


In 1895, there was an account of Tan Hood Swee (cashier at Messrs. Lambert Bros. and son of Government Contractor, Tan Kim Teck) who rushed to the aid of a Major McCallum, who injured himself in the head when the horse of his paladin bolted as he was getting out of it. The only other info i have was about Tan Hood Swee and a brankruptcy notice taken on him in 1933.

Son: Tan Yew Jee /Harry Tan Yew Jee (1915-1987)
Tan Yew Jee (Harry), the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tan Hood Swee married Miss Ong Kim Kee (Maggie Ong) second daughter of Madam Lim Chiam Neo and the late Mr. Ong Leong Watt on 16th October 2602 (1942).  Harry Tan Yew Jee passed away at the age of 72 on 27 September 1987. He is survived by his wife, Ong Kim Kee, children and children in law:
Lilian Tan
Michael Tan /Rosalind Chua
Fanny Tan Eng Geok / Steven Lim Kwee Beng
Jeannie Tan
Doris Tan
God daughters 
Wong Poh Poh, Pearl Chong
Grand Children
Alwyn, Ivan, Fiona


source: NewspaperSG

Harry Tan Yew Jee (source: NewspaperSG)


References
Local and General. (1895, November 27). The Mid-day Herald, page 3
Death. (1912, August 1). The Singapore Free Press, page 65
Funeral of Well Known Towkay. (1912, August 10). The Weekly Sun, page 6
Advertisement. (1933, June 9). Malayan Tribune, page 7
Advertisement. (1942, October 14). Syonan Shimbun, page 3
Obituaries.(1988, September 27). The Straits Times, page 32

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