Saturday, February 10, 2018

Tan Koon Hong and family (Bukit Brown)

Tan Koon Hong passed away at the age of 63 on 21st June 1938. On is tomb are listed the name of his grandson; Tan Chin Guan and two daughters, Tan Poh Neo, Tan Kim Geok. On the obituary, i found out that Tan Koon Hong was a cashier or banker for Chartered Bank of Singapore. He is survived his beloved wife, 1 son, Kow Leong Huat, 2 daughters; Tan Poh Neo, Tan Kim Geok, 1 son-in-law; Khoo Leng Chye and 1 daughter-in-law. His residence was at No. 20 Rambutan Road, off Joo Chiat Place. He is buried in Hill 4 Section C, plot 1400.

Tan Koon Hong

Advantages of being Straits Born

A legal case brought against Tan Koon Hong in 1909 for criminal breach of trust amounting to $25. It is from here we know that Tan Koon Hong as been working for Chartered Bank for many years. He denied the charge. In the article the magistrate highlighted that non-Straits born would be dealt with a more sever sentence compared to a straits born one. Was Tan Koon Hong actually finally charge? I am not sure.
source: NewspaperSG


Wife: Madam Kow Choo Neo (Si Besar)
Mrs. Tan Koon Hong (Si Besar) passed away at the age of 80 at her residence, No 141A Kallang Airport on 21 October 1962. Madam Kow Choo Neo tomb lies close by her husband's Tan Koon Hong's tomb. She was 56 years old when Tan Koon Hong passed away at 63 years old. She is survived by 1 son; Kow Leng Huat, 2 daughters; Tan Poh Neo, Tan Kim Geok.
Grandsons; Tan Chin Guan, Kow Chin Geok, Kow Chwee Hock
Granddaughters; Kow Whatt Neo, Kow Whatt Eng,
Great-Grandson; Jeffrey Kow Hock Guan.

Kow Choo Neo is the daughter of Kow Hock San (also buried in Bukit Brown). Se is buried in Hill 4 Section C, plot 1380.

Mrs. Tan Koon Hong nee Madam Kow Choo Neo (Si Besar) 


References
Advantages of being Strait Born. (1909, August 7). The Straits Times, page 7
Death. (1938, June 24). Malayan Tribune.
Death. (1962, October 22). Straits Times, page 18


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