Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Khoo Boo Yeow and family (Bukit Brown)

Khoo Boo Yeow was the senior partner of Chop Guan Seng Hin of Beach Road and a partner of Messrs. Leong Chuan and Co. of Philip Street. Khoo Boo Yeow passed away on 29th September 1933 at the age of 50.  He is survived by his mother (Madam See Kah Chwee), a wife (Lee Lian Oay) and 6 sons (Khoo Teng Eng, Khoo Teng Whatt, Khoo Teng Boon, Khoo Teng Chwee, Khoo Teng Hoe, Khoo Teng Guan) and 2 daughters (Mary Khoo Paik Im, Lucy Khoo Paik Khim) and 2 nephews (Lee Thuan Khek and Lee Chwee Chin). Khoo Boo Yeow is buried in Hill 3 Division C, plot 406

Khoo Boo Yeow 

Khoo Boo Yeow (Bukit Brown)

Wife: Madam Lee Lian Oay
Mrs. Khoo Boo Yeow nee Madam Lee Lian Oay passed away at the age of 61 on 13 November 1949 at her residence 26A Lorong 34 Geylang. She is survived by and 5 sons (Khoo Teng Eng, Khoo Teng Boon, Khoo Teng Chwee, Khoo Teng Hoe, Khoo Teng Guan) and 2 daughters (Mary Khoo Paik Im, Lucy Khoo Paik Khim), 3 daughter-in-law's, 2 son-in-law's (Tan Swee Beng, Ooi Thean Seng) and 15 grandchildren. One of her son, Khoo Teng Whatt is no longer listed which probably means Khoo Teng Whatt passed away somewhere between 1936-1949. Mrs. Khoo Boo Yeow ia buried in Hill 3 Division C, plot 393.


Mrs Khoo Boo Yeow nee Madam Lee Lian Oay (Bukit Brown)


Mother: Mrs. Khoo Kay Yong nee Madam See Kah Chwee
Madam See Kah Chwee passed away at the age of 75 on 28th January 1936 at her residence, 380 Race Course Road (near the Buddha Temple). She is survived by her daughter-in-law (Mrs Khoo Boo Yeow), 6 grandsons (Khoo Teng Eng, Khoo Teng Whatt, Khoo Teng Boon, Khoo Teng Chwee, Khoo Teng Hoe, Khoo Teng Guan) and 2 granddaughters (Mary Khoo Paik Im, Lucy Khoo Paik Khim) and Lee Chwee Chin. Madam See Kah Chwee is buried in Hill 3 Division C, plot 406

Mrs. Khoo Kay Yong nee Madam See Kah Chwee (Bukit Brown)


Son: Khoo Teng Eng 
The marriage of Khoo Teng Eng of the Singapore Municipality (eldest son of the late Mr. Khoo Boo Yeow and Madam Lee Lian Oay) and Miss Chew Swee Neo nee Dorothy Khoo (eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chew Hock Lee) took place on 5th December 1937. Penang-born, Khoo Teng Eng was a clerk with the City Council and is a multi-talented person, a comedian, playright, entertainer, magician, ventriloquist. Over time, he became Singapore's best known all-round entertainer, having done many public and private functions both in out of Singapore. His family members also at different periods of their lives, entertainers in their own right. His children are Dennis Khoo, Angela Khoo, Vincent Khoo,Theresa Khoo, Michael Khoo, Francis Khoo, Lawrence Khoo, Victor Khoo,Sylvia Khoo, Christina Khoo, Bernard Khoo. One of his son, Victor Khoo built his career in the entertainment world and went on to be a famed Ventriloquist and entertainer.


Family of Khoo Teng Eng

Khoo Teng Eng and her daughter Teresa Khoo



Another picture of the Khoo family

[research on-going]

References
Domestic Occurrences. (1936, January 31). Malayan Tribune, page 12
Domestic Occurrences. (1937, December 14). The Straits Times, page 10
Death. (1949, November 14). The Straits Times, page 4
Mother of 11 does 6 jobs. (1959, February 21). The Singapore Free Press, page 1
A Memorable Day for the Littlest Khoo. ( 1961, September 28). The Singapore Free Press, page 9
The Magician Family Khoo. (1962, January 18). The Singapore Free Press, page 9 

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