Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Lee Kip Ghee and family (Bukit Brown)

Lee Kip Ghee alias Katong, son of the late Mr. Lee Chim Teck and Mrs. Lee Chim Teck pased away peacefully at his residence, No. 40 Amber Road on Sunday, 4th March 1934 at 6 am at the age of 26, leaving behind his mother, wife and two sisters. He is buried in Bukit Brown, Hill 3 Division C, plot 234. At Lee Kip Ghee's tomb, the name of his daughter is mentioned, Miss Lee Swee Gek. From Geni.com, i gathered that Lee Kip Ghee's wife name is Ong Guat Eng and that he is the brother of Lee Joo Ghim; Lee Joo Hin and Lee Joo Teck. His sisters are listed as Lee Joo Ghim, Lee Joo Hin and Lee Joo Teck.

Lee Kip Ghee
source: NewspaperSG

Mrs. Lee Kip Ghee nee Madam Ong Guat Eng passed away on 25th February 1977. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Gek Wee, a son-in-law, Dr. J.S. Wee, 3 grandchildren, Soon Mee, Hui and Lyn.
Is the picture below, Madam Ong Guat Eng (Mrs Lee Kip Ghee) and her only daughter, Miss Lee Swee Gek (Mrs. Gek Wee) ? I can't be 100% sure but the time period seems correct.

source: NewspaperSG

source: NewspaperSG
Dr. J.S. Wee (son-in-law of Mrs. Lee Kip Ghee)


Father: :Lee Chim Teck/Lee Chim Tek 
Lee Chim Teck / Lee Chim Tek (1883-1927) was a director of the Nyalas Rubber Estates, Straits Monte Carlo Club and partner in Lim Chim Tek & Co. Share brokers (34, Winchester House/ 16 Collyer Quay). Lim Chim Teck passed away on January 5, 1927 at 3:30 am at his residence in 81 Amoy Street at the age of 44 years old. The funeral of Mr Lim Chim Teck took place on Sunday, January 9, 1927 from 81 Amoy Street to Bukit Brown. His widow was Madam Chee Seok Goh 徐淑娥. Lim Chim Teck's tomb is located in Bukit Brown, Hill 1 Division B.

Grandfather: Mr Lee Keng Kiat (Lee Keng Keat)
Mr Lee Keng Kiat was the son of Mr Lee Quee Lim and was born in Malacca in 1851 and educated in St. Xavier's Institution, Penang. For many years, Lee Keng Kiat was associated with the firm Keng Yong Brothers and later joined Straits Steamship Co has its sub-manager until his retirement in 1911. Lee Keng Kiat had the honor of representing the Chinese merchant community in congratulating the Sultan of Johore on July 8, 1886 on the assumption of his title as Sultan, has been recognised by Queen Victoria The address was read in English by Lee Keng Kiat and contained more than 150 signatures. In 1900, he was elected as a member of the committee of the Straits Chinese British Association, the year of the associations formation. His intense patriotism was demonstrated in 1901, when at the age of 50, he enlisted as one of the original members of the Singapore Volunteer Infantry (Chinese Company). (S.V.C).

 Lee Keng Kiat passed away on February 9, 1917 at the age of 6 at 81 Amoy Street, leaving behind 5 sons. Two of them, Lee Chim Tuan and Lee Chim Huk were still on the active list of the S.V.C. Lee Chim Teck was no longer active. Lee Keng Kiat was buried in the family burial ground in Serangoon Road. His brothers are Lee Keng Yam, Lee Keng Yong, Lee Keng Liat and Lee Sek Long.

Lee Keng Kiat

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