Monday, March 04, 2019

Ong Kong Guan and family (Bukit Brown)

Ong Kong Guan passed away at the ripe old age of 90 on May 13, 1925 at 5 pm at his residence No 24, Mohamed Sultan Road. He leaves behind to mourn his loss, a widow, 2 sons (Messrs. Ong Soon Hee, Ong Bah Chee), 3 daughters, sons-in-law (Messrs. Tan Teck Chuan, Seow Tiong Lin, Lee Guan Chuan, 7 grandsons (elders Messrs. Ong Beng Seng, Ong Beng Gwat), 7 granddaughter and 7 great grandchildren. The burial took place at Bukit Brown on Sunday, 17th May 1935 at Hill 1 B, plots 154 & 155.

On his grave are listed the name of his sons and daughters;
Ong Soon Hee, Ong Soo Seng, Ong Choon Neo, Ong Yang Neo, Ong Kok Neo
Grandsons; Ong Beng Seng, Ong Beng Watt, Ong Beng Hoe, Ong Peck Koon
Granddaughter: Ong Guek Neo, Ong Cheng Poh, Ong Cheng Kim,
Great grandsons: Ong Poh Tin, Ong Poh Choo,

Wife: Goh Poon Neo
There was an article in the Malaya Tribune, 28 July 1930, which requested members of the Gaylads Minstrels to pay respects to Mr. Ong Soon Hee's mother who passed away at 24 Mohamed Sultan Road. Madam Goh Poh Neo passed away at the age of 78 on 26th July 1930.

Estate of Ong Kong Guan
I read with interest that eventually Ong Kuan's Guan estate was auction off in 1951 (26 years after his death). It must have been held in trust by the family for many years including the house that he lived and died in; No 24 Mohamed Sultan Road.

[research on-going]

Death. (1925, May 16). The Straits Times, page 8.
Untitled. (1930, July 28). Malaya Tribune, page 8
Advertisement. (1951, November 12). The Straits Times, page 2

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