Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Tan Seng Kee and family (Bukit Brown)

Tan Seng Kee passed away at the age of 82 on 22 July 1964.  This is one of the stories where i am able to trace the family story of Mrs Tan Seng Kee nee Gan Khoo Neo back to her grandparents but very little information about Tan Seng Kee himself. They are buried in Block 5 , Section C, plot 137.

Madam Gan Khoo Neo and Mr. Tan Seng Kee 

Wife: Madam Gan Khoon Neo 
From Syonan Shimbun, 18th June 1945, there is a corresponding match of a obituary notice of Mrs Tan Seng Kee nee Madam Gan Khoon Neo who passed away at 1 pm, June 17, 2605 (Japanese Koki Calender) at the age of 61. She leaves behind 2 sons; Tan Chin Siong, Tan Ching Hock and 2 daughters; Tan Sim Neo and Tan Im Neo.

Father and Mother-in-law: Mr. Gan Keng Wee and Madam Tan Swan Neo
Gan Khoon Neo is the daughter of Mr. Gan Keng Wee and Madam Tan Swan Neo. Madam Tan Swee Neo passed away at the age of 58 on April 13, 1926 at No. 56-17 Neil Road. She is the mother of Gan Chong Bin and mother-in-law of Ngo Yam Liang and Tan Seng Kee. She is buried in Senh Gan's Burial ground in Leng Kee Suah.

Grandmother: Mrs. Tan Khye Liat nee Madam Lim Tan Neo
From another obituary notice, i managed to trace the mother of Madam of Tan Swan Neo, who was Mrs. Tan Khye Liat (nee Madam Lim Tan Neo ) who passed away at the ripe old age 96 on January 4, 1929 at No. 30 Craig Road. She leaves behind 1 daughter, 1 son-in-law, (Khoo Teck Yong), five grandsons, (Gan Chong Bin, Khoo Cheng Swee, Khoo Cheng Yam, Khoo Cheng Kim, Khoo Cheng Bok), 4 granddaughters, 3 grand-sons-in-laws ( Tan Seng Kee, Ngo Yam Liang, Tan Teow Kway, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great grandson-in-law, Tan Tiang Peng. She was buried in Sang Kow Teah Cemetery.

Domestic Occurrences. (1929, January 9). Malaya Tribune, page 8
Death. (1926, April 17). The Straits Times, page 7
Death. (1945, June 18). Syonan Shimbun, page 2


eugene said...

Hi, Interesting, do you have more information on Gan Chong Bin?

Keat Chye Yeoh said...

I believe TAN Khye Liat is the son of the great pioneer, TAN Che Sang.

Anonymous said...

Hi Eugene, are you in anyway related to Gan Chong Bin. We are the grandchildren.