Friday, May 15, 2020

Chua Kong Wee (Lao Sua)

Chua Kong Wee, brother of Mr. Chua Lye Keat (of Messrs. Boustead and Company) passed away on 12 May 1917 at Batu Pahat, Malaysia. The remains of the deceased were brought in a coffin to Singapore by the Hong Wan II on the 17th May 1917, landed at Beach Road and the interment is at Toa Payoh Cemetery. The only other information i can find at the moment about Chua Kong Wee was that he was at once the President of Mount Wallich Club in November 1914. The Secretary and Treasurer of that club during that period of time was Mr. Chua Keh Hai.

Tomb of Chua Kong Wee at Lao Sua

Decorative tiles of the tomb of Chua Kong Wee


There was an article that ties Chua Kong Wee to Chua Lye Kiat and Chua Lye Swee where Chua Lye Kiat, Chua Lye Swee, Chua Kong Wee thanked the people who attended the funeral of their mother (24 July 1912)

Domestic Occurrences. (1912, July 24). The Singapore Free Press, page 6
Obituary.(1917, May 17). Malaya Tribune, page 5

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