Monday, May 21, 2012

Chew Hock Seng (Bukit Brown)

Chew Hock Seng (1883-1957) is the eldest son of Mr Chew Boon Lay. After the death of Mr Chew Boon Lay in 1933, Chew Hock Seng took over the Ho Ho Biscuit until his death at the family home of No 141-A Devonshire Road, noon of 2nd April 1957 at the age of 78.

[Left] A young Chew Hock Seng
[Right] Mr and Mrs Chew Hock Seng 

Tomb of Mr and Mrs Chew Hock Seng 

He left behind his widow, 3 sons ( Chin Hong, Chin Cheong, Chin Hoe ) and 7 daughters ( Teck Neo, Suat Neo, Khiam Neo, Lily, Huat Neo, Kwee Neo and Buay Neo).  Five son-in-laws were also mentioned. They are Yeo Chiang Lim, Pang Choon Jin, Ong Kim Seng, Wee Chwee Siew and George Cheah Hin Yeang.

Pang Choon Jin / Chew Teck Neo engagement notice  

Wee Chwee Siew / Chew Khiam Neo  engagement notice 
Wee Chwee Siew is eldest son of Mr and Mrs Wee Sin Wei. Mr Wee Sin Wei is the eldest son of Majoor Wee Boon Teng. Majoor Wee is also buried in Bukit Brown. 
George Cheah / Chew Huat Neo 

Chew Chin Hong / Chia Siew Neo engagement notice

Advertisements.(1941, July 25). The Straits Times, page 2
Advertisements.(1949, June 8). The Straits Times, page 6
Advertisements.(1956, December 24). The Straits Times, page 6
Deaths. (1957, April 3). The Straits Times, page 6.
Ong Chwee Im, Chew Kheng Chuan, Chew,Evelyn.(2002). Chew Boon Lay: A Family Traces Its History : A Family Album. Singapore: The Compiler.


James Koh said...

Good afternoon, sorry, I am going to ask the same question again - may I know where Mr. Chew is buried in Bukit Brown? Thank you.

Rojak Librarian said...

Have you been to Bukit Brown before ? A bit hard to explain if you have not.