Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Mrs Leng Kim Choon (Bukit Brown)

Mrs Leng Kim Choon / Madam Lee Ah Liang passed away at the age of 54 years on August 16, 1940. She is buried in Hill 3 Section C, plot 105. On first glance her tomb looks like a tomb of a young child, but on closer inspection, it states she has a surviving son, Leng Chak Ngian and researching the burial records tells of her age and the newspapers archives of a Mr. Leng Chak Ngian,( the eldest son of Mr Leng Kim Choon and the late Madam Lee Ah Liang ) being engaged to Miss Poh Soo Lian, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Poh Ewe Boo formerly of Penang. Their engagement was announced in March 1941.

Mrs Leng Kim Choon ( Madam Lee Ah Liang )
Mr Leng Kim Choon
His mother, Mrs Leng Ah Maw passed away in July 27, 1927, 6 pm at 85 Bukit Timah Road at the age of 57. She is survived by 4 sons, Leng Peng Wah, Leng Kap Loong, Leng Ah Kong and Leng Kim Choon, 2 daughters, 3 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law, 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Leng Kim Choon was the Chief Clerk of the Singapore Turf Club, a Council Member of the Clerical Union and also a Hon. Secretary in entertainment events in aid of the China Relief Fund.
March 4, 1939 (source: NewspaperSG)

No information on when he passed away, but in July 25, 1947, an advertisement seeking claimants for the estate of the deceased Mr Leng Kim Choon indicates he passed away pre-1947.

Death.(1928, July 27). The Straits Times
Plight of Clerical Workers. (1937, June 28). The Straits Times
Advertisement. (1939, March 4). The Straits Times
Advertisement. (1941, March 6). The Straits Times

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