Kow Biow Tee (Bukit Brown)

This tomb with beautiful peacock tiles caught my eye in my exploration of Bukit Brown. The head stone marble in the shape of a shield, carries the name of Mrs Kow Biow Tee (Madam Lim Kiat Neo). She was only 22 when she passed away on April 11, 1936. She is survived by 1 son, Kow Hock Chye and 1 daughter, Kow Hock Neo.

On June 4, 1938, subject to a payment of $100, Mr. Kow Biow Tee was allowed to be discharged from his bankruptcy by High Court Judge, Mr Justice McElwaine. The insolvency was the result of a series of illness in the family. Mr. Kow Biow Tee was a clerk with the Singapore Rubber Works and was under the company employment for 18 years. Although his monthly salary was $135, he had to support a large family including an old mother. His address was listed as No. 277 Pasir Panjang Road.

There is no more insights i could gather further for now.

Clerk's Bankruptcy Discharge. (1938, June 4). TheSingapore Free Press



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