Friday, February 01, 2019

Cheong Keong Ann (Bukit Brown)

Cheong Keong Ann alias Nyachee was the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Cheong Koon Seng. Cheong Keong Ann passed away at the age of 19 on 11th August 1924. She is buried in Hill 1 E, plot 146. From a posting in, it is said that Cheong Keong Ann is the daughter of Chia Chye Hay Neo.  There is very little information about her other than the fact that she was listed as the eldest daughter of Cheong Koon Seng 鍾坤成, the proprietor of Messrs. Cheong Koon Seng & Co. and holds the honor of being one of the best known pioneer local auctioneers and estate agents in Singapore. Cheong Koon Seng passed away peacefully at his residence, "Valley-side" in No 299 River Valley Road at 9 am on March 20, 1934 at the age of 55. He was survived by his wife (Chia Siew Tin), three sons ( Cheong Hock Chye, Cheong Hock Guan and Cheong Hock Leng), 4 daughters (Cheong Keong Poh,Cheong Keong Tee, Cheong Keong Tuan, Cheong Keong Hee, and 1 adopted daughter, Cheong Keong Hiok)  and 4 grandchildren.

Miss Cheong Keong Ann 

Miss Cheong Keong Ann tomb after clean up on 31/05/2019

Decorative tiles 

Cheong Koon Seng (source: NewspaperSG) 

Cheong Koon Seng & Co at Kling Street

Mother: Chia Chye Hay Neo (died 1916)
Madam Chia Chye Hay Neo, wife of Cheong Koon Seng passed away on  May 16, 1916 at No 681 North Bridge Road at the age of 36. Madam Chia Chye Hay Neo is the daughter of Mr. Chia Ann Siang (this is my theory and not proven yet). She is buried together with her mother-in-law, Mrs. Cheong Ann Bee

Chia Chye Hay Neo 


Brother: Cheong Hock Chye
Cheong Hock Chye started his own auction firm, Cheong Hock Chye and Co, Ltd at 1-A, Raffles Place in 1940. Cheong Hock Chye, J.P passed away at the age of 49 on 27th February 1949. He is survived by his widow, 2 sons (Cheong Thiam Siew, Cheong Thiam Gee and Cheong Thiam Chin), 2 daughters(Cheong Liang Neo, Cheong Tian Neo), 2 daughters-in-law, 1 son-in-law and 1 granddaughter. The cortege left from No 6 Brighton Avenue to Whitley Road Burial Ground.

Stepsister: Miss Cheong Keong Poh 
Miss Cheong Keong Poh (eldest daughter of the late Mr. Cheong Koon Seng and Mrs Cheong Koon Seng) got engaged on September 1935 to Mr. Chan Chee Seng (eldest son of  Mr. and Mrs S. J. Chan). 

Stepsister: Miss Cheong Keong Tee
Miss Cheong Keong Tee (2nd daughter of the late Mr. Cheong Koon Seng and Mrs Cheong Koon Seng) got engaged on October 1936 to Mr. Ang Kim Sye of the Bankruptcy Office (6th son of  the late Mr. Ang Seah Im and Mrs Ang Seah Im). 

Stepsister: Miss Cheong Keong Tuan
Miss Cheong Keong Tuan (3rd daughter of the late Mr. Cheong Koon Seng and Mrs Cheong Koon Seng) got engaged on January 1936 to Mr. Koh Kong Hai (6th son of Mr and Mrs Koh Sek Lim of Geluga Bedoh Estate, Singapore). 

1 comment:

Janet Yeo said...

I think you meant half sister not step sister as they have the same father but different mothers. Step sister is not related by blood.

cheers, Janet Yeo