Yeo Eng Hoo (Bukit Brown)

Yeo Eng Hoo was one of the vice president of the Union Sporting Association for many years and strongly associated with the Gaylads Minstrels, having open his residence, 19 Lorong 13, Geylang Road for many music practice. Yeo Eng Hoo was a vice-president of the Gaylads Minstrels. Other personalities in the committee during that year included Gan Hock Chye (President) and Goh Hood Teck (vice-president)

Gaylads Minstrels (1931) 

Yeo Eng Hoo passed away on 30th November 1936 at the age of 41 (tomb indicate age as 43) , leaving behind his aged father, Yeo Loke Sum, his mother, his wife and 5 young children. The cortege left from No. 27, Lorong 13, Geylang Road. From his tombstone in Bukit Brown, i can make out only the names of 4 children, his sons; Yeo Geok Wah, Charlie Yeo, Sunny Yeo and daughter, Nelly Yeo.

I was told by a descendant, that Yeo Eng Hoo died as a result of a car accident.


Wife: Elizabeth Chua Bin Neo

Mrs Yeo Eng Hoo nee Elizabeth Chua Bin Neo passed away at the age of 86 and is survived by 4 sons, 1 daughter, 2 daughter-in-laws, 3 grandson and 1 grand daughter.

Yeo Geok Wah, Paul

Andrew Charlie Yeo 
Veronica Annie Tan 
Sunny Yeo 
Caroline Chia 
Josephine Nellie Yeo 
Joseph Poh Kay Guan

Grand daughter:

The cortege left from 44, Norma Terrace, Opera Estate.

Father: Yeo Loke Sum / Yeo Loke Sam /Yeo Lock Sum
I have very little details about Yeo Loke Sam but a quick check of Geni, Loke Yoke Sam is the brother of Yeo Lock Gee.

Grandmother: Madam Low Tay Neo nee Mrs. Yeo Hock Chuan
Madam Low Tay Neo passed away at the age of 88 on 27 January 1931 at her residence in No 19, Lorong 13 Geylang. She is the wife of the late Mr. Yeo Hock Chuan and mother of Mr. Yeo Lokw Sam and the late Mr. Yeo Loke Jee and Mr. Yeo Loke Choon.

On the tomb are listed the following names:
Sons: Yeo Lock Gee, Yeo Lock Sum, Yeo Lock Choon
Daughters: Yeo Watt Neo, Yeo Gin Neo

Grandsons: Yeo Eng Wah, Yeo Eng Tiong, Yeo Eng Kiat, Yeo Eng Seng, Yeo Eng Hoe, Yeo Eng Hoo, Yeo Eng Hee
Grand-daughters: Yeo Sim Neo, Yeo Im Choo, Yeo Goh Neo, Yeo Luck Neo

Great Grandsons:Yeo Tiang Soon, Yeo Tiang Siew, Yeo Tiang Hong, Yeo Tiang Sun, Yeo Tiang Chwee, Yeo Tiang Kim )
Great Grand daughters: Yeo Poh Kin, Yeo Poh Neo, Yeo Cheng Neo


Death. (1931, January 28). Malaya Tribune, page 8
Gaylads Minstrels (1931, August 15).Malayan Saturday Post,page 28
Gaylads Minstrels. (1934, March 31). Malaya Tribune, page 14
Domestic Occurrences. (1936, December 1). Malaya Tribune, page 10
Death. (1985, November 13). The Straits Times, page 34


  1. Hi Peter,

    Further to your comments on the above article regarding my grandfather, Yeo Loke Sam. He's not the step-brother of Yeo Lock Gee. They are brothers of the same parents - Yeo Hock Chuan & Low Tay Neo. I would appreciate if you could kindly amend your details as mentioned. Also, you said you have little details with regards to Yeo Loke Sam. Please let me know what details you need and I would be pleased to provide same.
    Thank you, cheers, Janet Yeo (I am also member of Heritage Singapore)
    dated: Nov 16, 2020
    PS: I can be contacted at

  2. Hi Janet Yeo
    Amended. Thanks for the correction.


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