Saturday, May 25, 2019

Lim Keng Swee, Violet (Bukit Brown)

Miss Lim Keng Swee (Violet) was 4 years old when she passed away on 12th August 1925. On her lead etched tomb, i can only make out the following words:

In Loving Memory of Lim Keng Swee (Violet)
The dearly beloved daughter of 
Mr and Mrs Lim Chong Swee

I had difficulty reading the date of death of the tomb as the lead etching have fallen off and moss gathered over. Fortunately the neighbouring tomb gave me indication for the month and year to look for in the burial registrar and from the records, i know that Violet Lim was very young when she passed away and is buried in Hill 1 Division F, plot 1.

Miss Lim Keng Swee, Violet (4 years old)

Burial entry for Lim Keng Swee


Searching for the parents of Violet Lim, Mr and Mrs Lim Chong Swee came with some results of which begins in 1915 with a Mr. Lim Chong Swee, second son of the late Mr. Lim Kee Hin of Malacca getting married to the eldest daughter of Mr. Lee Chim Bong (granddaughter of Mr. Lee Leng Kiat of Amoy Street of Singapore).

Another features an engagement notice in 1938 of Miss Lim Keng Chiew, Margaret (eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lim Chong Swee) and Mr. Peck Seck Beng, Albert (eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. Tan Bin Chiat and the late Mr. Peck Cheng Bong).

Today's Wedding. (1915, October 27). Malayan Tribune, page 9
Engagement. (1933, May 3). Malayan Tribune, page 10

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