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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Soh Leng Neo (Bukit Brown)

Madam Soh Leng Neo passed away on March 19, 1934 at No. 1 Lorong 36 Geylang at the age of 78 years. She is survived by her sons, Wee Giang Tye and Wee Giang Kiat. Madam Soh Leng Neo is buried in Hill 3 Division D, plot 239. Listed on her tomb are also the name of her daughter; Wee Chik Neo, Grandsons; Eddie Wee, Elec Wee, Charlie Wee, William Wee, Wee Mak Kim and Granddaughters: Wee Pin Neo, Amy Wee, Rani Wee, Irene Wee, Millie Wee



Son: Wee Giang Tye /Wee Giang Thye
In a newspaper article dated 1958, Wee Giang Tye, then 67 was reported as the oldest staff to serve the Netherlands Trading Society's Singapore Branch.  He studied in Raffles Institution and started working there when he turned 17 years of age at monthly salary of $30.



Son: Wee Giang Kiat
Wee Giang Kiat (Kechut) passsed away on  28 March 1968. He was a Vice-President of the Forget-Me-Not Party in 1929.




References

Deaths. (1934, March 20). The Straits Times, page 10
Mr. Wee Serves Bank For Nearly Half A Century. (1958, May 1).Singapore Standard, page 3
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/maltribune19500428-1.2.118

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