Thursday, June 01, 2017

Madam Wee Jee Neo and family (Bukit Brown)

Madam Wee Jee Neo passed away at the age of 73 on 31 January 1933 at her residence in No 64, Wilkie Road. She is the mother of Messrs. Tan Ong Seng of the Supreme Court and Tan Hong Chuan of the Union Trading Co.

Listed on her tomb are two sons: Tan Ong Seng and Tan Hong Chuan and grandchildren: Tan Guat Teong, Tan Chye Luan, Tan Aik Chu, Tan Chye Lian, Tan Cheng Teong, Tan Cheng Seong, Tan Cheng Leong





Family


Son: Tan Ong Seng 
Tan Ong Seng was a Chief Clerk of the Singapore High Court and the recipient of the Certificate of Honor by the Colony Governor in 1939 for his loyal and valuable service to the Straits Settlements.  He was in service for 37 years and worked in the Sheriff's Office, Land Office, Colonial Secretary's Office, police and district courts before being transferred to the the High Court where he served as Chief Clerk and Commissioner of Oaths of the Singapore High Courts. He retired in April 1939 at the age of 54 and has 2 sons. The article also mentioned that he was a good soccer and table tennis player in his younger days. When he retired as Chief Clerk, the role was taken over by Mr. Ee Toon Hee. 




Grandson: Tan Cheng Leong 
An engagement notice was announced between Alan Tan Cheng Leong (third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tan Hong Chuan) and Miss Grace Foo Moey Eng (second daughter of Mr and Mrs Foo Hock Soon on 5 May 1957.


Punjabi / Sikh Guard


The Sikh guard of Madam Wee Jee Neo's tomb is beautifully crafted and a rare sight in Bukit Brown. For the list of other Punjabi/Sikh in Bukit Brown


Madam Wee Jee Neo @1.338397,103.823238
Tomb of Mdm Wee Jee Neo
Block 2 Division B @1.338397,103.823238



References
Domestic Occurrences. (1933, February 3). Malaya Tribune, page 8
Recipients of the Colony Honour Certificates. (1939, June 3). The Singapore Free Press, page 3
Tributes to A Chinese Court Official. (1939, April 5). The Singapore Free Press, page 9 

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