Saturday, June 13, 2020

Kiong Kong Tuan and family (Kopi Sua)

Kiong Kong Tuan (龚光传) (1790-1854) was a merchant from Penang and he came to established himself in Singapore. He married a daughter of Choa Chong Long, and from the marriage they had 1 son, Kiong Seok Wee and several daughters (one of whom became the wife of Wee Bin of the steamship firm Wee Bin & Co). In the 1840's, Kiong Kong Tuan planted about 50 acres of coffee near Jurong but that venture failed. He owned Opium Farm license but his business profits from it was low due to huge smuggling (which impacted opium prices) and his poor speculation of the movement of opium prices and the high rental he had to pay to acquire the opium license. Kiong Kong Tuan was also a Spirit Farmer whose factory was at Pearl's Hill. It was colloquially known for many years among the Chinese community as Chiu-long-san (spirit factory hill). Kiong Kong Tuan was one of the prominent Chinese leaders of the time and this is reflected in an article date 1851 to Colonel Butterworth, then Governor of Prince of Wales Island, Singapore and Malacca. Representing the Chinese community were Tan Kim Seng, Seah Eu Chin, Tan Kim Ching, Yeo Hoot Seng, Ang Choon Seng, Chee Teang Whye, Cheang Sam Teo and Kiong Kong Tuan in the article called Address from the Inhabitants.Kiong Kong Tuan died at the age of 64 on 16th January 1854.

Kiong Kong Tuan's tomb
Kiong Kong Tuan's tomb

In a public auction in the same year of his death, you can get a glimpse of his wealth and his other enterprise of nutmeg plantations in Sungai Jurong, Bukit Timah Road and nutmeg, pepper and gambier in Toa Payoh.
Plantations of Kiong Kong Tuan

Wife: Choa Liong Neo 
Choa Liong Neo was the daughter of Chao Chong Long. From Raymond's blog article, i found out Choa Liong Neo wrote a will in 1841 lunar 5th month 5th day. According to Choa Liong Neo's will, she said she was the eldest daughter and together with 3 younger sisters inherited Chong Long properties. As she was then ill and may die in the near future, she has named her husband executor of her estate.

Son: Kiong Seok Wee
Kiong Seok Wee went into business with his brother-in-law, Wee Bin but it was short-lived. He was also at one time, one of the proprietors of the Singapore Daily Free Press and Merchantile Advertiser. In 1865 along with Wee Leong Hin, the firm of Leong Hin, Seok Wee & Co, chop Aik Ho, ship-handlers, was established at Boat Quay and another under the chop Joo Chin & Co, as General Merchants. Aik Ho suffered a fire and as it was not covered by insurance, Kiong Seok Wee suffered loses. This loses further worsen with the failure of Joo Chin & Co. In 1869, his financial difficulties lead to his insolvency. Kiong Seok Wee died in 1888 at the age of 49, leaving behind 6 sons and 2 daughters. The elder daughter became a daughter-in-law of Mr. Tan Kim Ching. The youngest son, Mr. Kiong Chin Eng was a chief clerk and cashier at the General Hospital.

Father-in-law: Choa Chong Long
Choa Chong Long was born around 1788 in Malacca and his father was a Capitan China there during Dutch control Malacca.  In 1826, Choa Chong Long secured land title in Commercial Square (present Raffles Place) and built his house. He was famous among the local circles and often entertained British merchants. There was a hill near Tanjong Pagar that was known as Bukit Chong Long and a road called Chong Long Road but renamed as Canning Lane (after Earl Canning, Governor of India, in which a road, hill and rise were name after him).In 1836, Choa Cheng Long put up an article on the newspapers that he will be leaving for China and likely be there for a few years. He never did return for Choa Chong Long was murdered in Macao in 1838. 

There was a baba-malay pantun reminding people not to take advantage of his kindness:-
Tinggi-tinggi rumah Chek Long,  (Very high is Mr. Chong Long's house)
Di-bawahnya buat kedai kain        (Below it are the cloth shops)
Alang-nya bisa ular tedong           (When venom is in the strike of the cobra's hood)
Boleh-kah tangkap buat main        (Can you catch and play with it)

The executor of Choa Chong Long estate was William Spottiswoode (W. Spottiswoode). In 1869, Choa Choon Neo, a descendant of Chao Chong Long successfully contested the will of Choa Chong Long that allows reserving of properties in Malacca and Singapore in perpetuity for "Sinchew rites (ancestral worship of Choa Chong Long and his wifes) in favor for partible  inheritance.

Location of tomb 
Malcom Road /Whitley Road Cemetery is know "colloquially" as Kopi Sua, is a large cemetery system with parts of it cut of due to the construction of the Pan Island Expressway. The tomb of Kiong Kong Tuan is at the section of Kopi Sua area that was cut of by the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) (the entrance to this section of cemetery complex is via the long staircase just before St.Joseph Institution).

The state of Mr and Mrs Kiong Kong Tuan's tomb after cleaning up

Kiong Kong Tuan headstone was the only we managed to raise up

Advertisement. (1854, September 15). Singapore Free Press, page 1
Trocki, C. A. (1990). Opium and empire: Chinese society in Colonial Singapore, 1800-1910. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press
Song, O. S. One Hundred Years' History of the Chinese in Singapore.
Kiong Kong Tuan 龔光傳 and Choa Liong Neo 蔡良娘. (website).Singapore Tombstones Epigraphic Materials 新加坡墓碑铭集录

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Joseph William Cashin and family (Choa Chu Kang Christian Cemetery)

Joseph William Cashin / J.W. Cashin (1842-1907) was born in Singapore and is the second son of the late Mr. Cashin, a Maltese Inspector of Police. The Cashin family originally from Ireland, came down to Singapore many years ago. Joseph William Cashin was educated at the Christian Brother's Schoo and became a lawyer's clerk after going into work at the legal firm of Mr. F.E. Pereira, followed by Mr. Edwin Koek and finally Mr. J.P. Joaquim. Joseph William Cashin also joined the Opium and Liquor Farms of Singapore, rising the ranks to Managing Director before passing away. With the money, he invested and also made a fortune in land speculation and at one time own many properties, including about 400 shophouses. Joseph William Cashin passed away on 7th August 1907 at his country house at Pongol (Punggol) and the body was brought to his town residence at  No 3 Gaylang (Geylang) at the end of the tramway terminus. He is survived by his widow, 3 daughters and an only son. Probate of his will went to his son, Alexander William Cashin.

tomb of Joseph William Cashin and Alexander William Cashin
Tomb of Joseph William Cashin at Choa Chu Kang Christian Cemetery

Son: Alexander William Cashin / A.W. Cashin
Alexander William Cashin continued in his father's legacy as a veteran land and estate owner. A.W. Cashin owned land in Lim Chu Kang area and in 1914 invited Neo Tiew (梁宙) to manage and develop the land which he managed so well that it was known as the kingdom of Neo Tiew. During the Japanese occupation, A.W. Cashin spent over 3 years in internment at Sime Road and Changi Gaol. A.W. Cashin passed away on 6th October 1947 at his residence in No. 79 Grange Road. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Cashin and 4 children (Joseph Cashin, Howard Cashin, Carmen Cashin (Mrs. R. Burghart), Dagmar Cashin (Mrs. J.L. Marr). A.W. Cashin was buried in Bukit Timah Cemetery. With the development of Bukit Timah Cemetery, the descendants must have moved them to Choa Chu Kang Cemetery.

Daughter: Agnes Cashin
The wedding took place at the Church of St. Joseph, Victoria Street on October 1913, of Mr. William Martin Allen (son of Mr. Charles Allen) to Miss Agnes Cashin (daughter of the late Mr. Joseph William Cashin). Owning to the ill health of the bride's mother, the wedding was a quiet affair. 

Grand-daughter: Miss Edna Cashin
Miss Edna Cashin (daughter of A.W. Cashin and grand-daughter of J.W. Cashin) died when she lost control of the motor car she was driving and crashed and overturn at Farrer Road on 27 July 1939. Also killed was her Boyanese driver, Mastuki bin Abdullah who was sitting beside her. Miss Edna Cashin was 17 years old. She is now buried together with her father and grandfather at Choa Chu Kang Christian Cemetery.

Butterfly House 
23 Amber Road's Butterfly was designed by Regent Alfred John Bidwell of Swan & Maclaren (he was the architect of Raffles Hotel, Victoria Memorial Hall and Goodword Park Hotel). Built in 1912, it was commissioned by Alexander William Cashin (A.W. Cashin) for his brother-in-law, Mr. D. Kitovitz. Butterfly House was a neo-renaissance / Victorian styled bungalow and was in a unique crescent-shaped facing the sea so that the view and sea breeze will be maximised.  That unique part was unfortunately demolished in 2007, replaced by a 54 unit, 18-storey building. Only the entrance porch portion of the house along Amber Road was maintained. 

Butterfly House by the sea
Butterfly House (before the land reclamation and after)

Butterfly House c1970
Butterfly House c1970 (source: PictureSG)

Matilda House
The Punggol seaside bungalow, built around 1921-1922 by Alexandra Cashin as a present for his wife. It was called Matilda House, as it was named after her paternal mother, Josephine Matilda Cashin. The Cashin used to owned about 350 hectares of land in the area on which there were also rubber and coconut plantations. 

Matilda House (source: NewspaperSG)

Cashin Pier / Cashin House 
Built by Alexander Cashin in 1906, the pier original purpose was the transportation of rubber from the Cashin estate for processing. The Pier eventually became a retreat for the Cashin family in the 1920s when it was converted into a sea pavilion. With the latest announcement of the Sungei. Buloh Nature Park to extended further to include Lim Chu Kang Nature Park, the Cashin Pier or Cashin House will get a new lease of live and will be transform into a educational space. 

[research on-going]

Death of Mr. J.W. Cashin. (1907, August 8). The Singapore Free Press, page 8
Social and Personal. (1913, October 22). The Straits Times, page 8
Death of A.W. Cashin. (1947, October 7). The Straits Times, page 7
His old house...soon Punggol's new landmark. (2002, October 20). The New Paper, page 8
Butterfly House: General view [1]. (website). PictureSG. Last accessed 6 June 2020
Matilda House. (website). State of Buildings. Last accessed 6 June 2020

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Tan Chong Chew and family (Bukit Brown)

Tan Chong Chew (1894-1969) was one of the sons of Tan Kheam Hock. Tan Chong Chew studied in Raffles Institution before completing his studies in England where he completed his studies with third class honors. He returned to Singapore where he was first attached to the Wharf Accounts Department under Mr. W.S. Barett and afterwards to the Tonnage Department under Mr. H.B. Leicester where he gained valuable insight into the wharf work. Up to 1940, Tan Chong Chew has served under 3 Chairman, Sir John Nicholson, then Mr. S.A. Lane and Mr. G.W.A. Trimmer. Tan Chong Chew was the manager of the Eastern Mining and Rubber Company and Head of the Tanjong Pagar Labour Company, which is a contractor to the Singapore Harbour Board, that manages 2,000 men to move 10,000 tons of coal and cargo a day (his father, Tan Kheam Hock, originally secured the labour contract for Tanjong Pagar Docks). He was appointed Justice of Peace in 1939. Tan Chong Chew was a recipient of a certificate by the Japanese occupiers during the Tentyo Setsu celebrations in April 1942. Post war years, Tan Chong Chew appeared in the papers once for an offence he committed and found guilty during the Japanese occupation, but subsequently on more regular basis for his hobbies rather than work life. I am unable to find his obituary notice, but Tan Chong Chew passed away on 23 March 1969 at the age of 76. He is buried in Bukit Brown, Hill 1 Division A, plot 356.
Tan Chong Chew
Tan Chong Chew (source: National Archives)

Angler, pedigree dog breeder and avid horse owner
An avid horse owner with horses such as King Cole, Spangle, Penang Griffin No 2 and Pam. Tan Chong Chew was a pedigree dog breeder who participated in many competitions and at one time the President of the Alsatian Club. President of the Angler's Club. Tan Chong Chew and Ong Peck Hock were fishing buddies, and there was even a report of Ong Peck Hock inviting Tan Chong Chew to spend 4 days in his bungalow, "Wine House" in Pulau Damar Laut (1952) and spent time in fishing in his 21ft half-cabin cruiser. In the 1950's, Tan Chong Chew contributed many articles to the Singapore Standard and Sunday Standard sharing his knowledge and observations on the recreational fishing scene in Singapore. 
Tan Chong Chew and Ong Peck Hock

Tan Chong Chew with "Dunsraven", the champion fox terrier

6 months for Tan Chong Chew and son; bailed refused
Tan Chong Chew, J.P. and his son, Adam Tan were found guilty after a trial that lasted 5 days on charges of abetting a Japanese military police (Kempeitai) in causing hurt to Tan Cheng Siang and of criminal intimidation, during the Japanese occupation on 11 November 1943. According to the prosecution, Adam Tan received on trust, a diamond ring for sale from Tan Cheng Siang and after losing it was unable to reach settlement. Subsequently after Tan Cheng Siang had laid a complaint about the matter before a police magistrate, Tan Chong Chew called in a Kempei-tai man who was friendly to him and the Japanese Military Police took Tan Cheng Siang to a Kempei-tai station in Smith Street and beat him up and later took him to the Central Police Station where Tan Cheng Siang agreed to a settlement against his own wishes for a sum of $1,500. The 1 1/2 carat diamond ring was stated to have been worth $4,250. Mr.  Kenneth M. Byrne of the third district court sentenced Tan Chong Chew and his son, Adam to 6 months on each of the 2 charges, the sentences to run concurrently. 
Note: Tan Cheng Siang in this case, i believe is the grandson of Tan Kim Tian (as it was mentioned that Tan Cheng Siang came from a prominent Singapore Chinese family and when the Kempeitai when to get him, they went to his house in Neil Road

Wife: Madam Foo Gim Yong
Tan Chong Chew married Miss Foo Gim Yong (daughter of Mr and Mrs Foo Boon Sean) in 1915 and many guest where invited for a grand celebration held at Enggor Street that was reported in the papers. Madam Foo Gim Yong (daughter of Mr and Mrs. Foo Boon Sean of Penang) passed away at the age of 90 on 30th April 1986. She is survived by her son, Charlie Tan, daughters, Lily Tan and Tan Seow Keng, daughter-in-law; Phyllis, grandchildren, grandchildren-in-law and great grandchildren. The cortege left from 33 Ettrick Terrace. 
Madam Foo Gim Yong with other prominent guest (1937)

Son: Tan Huck Wan 
Mr.Tan Huck Wan (1916-1944) is the the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Tan Chong Chew. He studied in Anglo Chinese School and was gifted in sports. He played cricket, hockey and football for the SCRC and YMCA during 1935-1941. Mr Tan Huck Wan married Miss Lim Chin Choo (third daughter of Mrs Lim Mah Seang from Penang) in 17 Sept 1939 in a very traditional but grand affair. During the wedding procession, they were escorted by police guards as the bride was wearing $100,000 worth of jewelry with the bridal clothing specially imported from Penang. Tan Huck Wan was a Corporal with the service number 38243 of the Singapore Voluntary Field Ambulance, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force. He passed away on 31st May 1944 and was buried in Bukit Brown next to her infant daughter, Ruby Tan who died on the 26th Oct 1944. She was only 6 months old. Both tombs were affected by the 8 lane highway and were exhumed by their descendants. 
Tan Huck Wan and Lim Chin Choo

Daughter: Lily Tan
Lily Tan (only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tan Chong Chew) married Richard Chua Hock Seng (eldest son of Mr.and Mrs. Chua Guan Chui) on December 1942. Prominent Japanese officers attended the marriage and the marriage certificate was witness and signed by Capt. Noda, Director Romu Kamri Kaisha, Mr. Hoshino of the Information Bureau, Dr. A.C. Jap and Lim Chong Ming. The bridesmaid was Miss Ruby Ong and bestman, Ong Chong Bee. 

Son:Tan Huck Hean
Tan Huck Hean (third son), born October 30, 1919 - died November 18, 1928, age 9 years old. He is buried in Bukit Brown. 

Daughter: Daisy Tan 
Daisy Tan ( second daughter), born October 28, 1933 - died December 26, 1933, age 1 month old. She is buried in Bukit Brown, close by to her brother, Tan Huck Hean. 
Grave of Tan Huck Hean and Daisy Tan
Block 2 Division F 
Penang Cot, 317 River Valley 
"Penang Cot" was the family home of Tan Kheam Hock and eventually Tan Chong Chew up to the war years. Post war, it seems that Tan Chong Chew residence seems to be at 72 St. Patrick Road. "Penang Cot" has seen many events including births, weddings, socialite gatherings and parties and also deaths. From what little pictures, i can find, the house was a grand place and inside you can see beautiful decorative and floor tiles as well. 
Penang Cot , River Valley
Penang Cot, River Valley

Beautiful interior of Penang Cot 

Tan Chong Chew mark on his commissioned crockery

Tan Chong Chew commissioned crockery

Celebration for Sir George Skimmer held at Penang Cot 

Tan Chong Chew's tomb in Bukit Brown
Tomb of Tan Chong Chew in Bukit Brown

[research on-going] 

Chinese Wedding. Tan Chong Chew marries Miss Foo Gim Yong.(1915, July 19). The Straits Times, page 10
Hints for Dog Lovers in Malaya. (1934, December 16). Sunday Tribune, page 16
Mr. Tan Chong Chew. Head of the Tanjong Pagar Labour Co. (1937, April 6). Malaya Tribune, page 11
Chinese Dinner for Singapore's New Knights. (1937, July 1). The Straits Times, page 20
Sir George Trimmer feted at "Penang Cot". (1937, July 1). Malayan Tribune, page 18
Careers of New Justices of the Peace. (1939, June 10). The Singapore Free Press, page 3
Daughter of Well-known Chinese Weds. (1942, December 28). Syonan Shimbun, page 2
Jap MP's were called to settle lost ring dispute. (1946, April 7). The Straits Times, page 3
6 months for Tan Chong Chew, Son: Bailed Refused. (1946, April 9). Malaya Tribune, page 4
Death.(1986, May 1). The Straits Times, page 28

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Mrs Ang Swee Chiang nee Tan Cheng Neo (Bukit Brown)

Mrs. Ang Swee Chiang nee Tan Cheng Neo passed away at the age of 50 at her residence at No 59, East Coast Road, in front of Roxy Cinema on 14th September 1936 at 9:40 pm. She is survived by one son, Ang Kay Guan, 1 daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren. From her tomb in Bukit Brown, we can gather that her daughter-in-law name is Annie Chia (daughter of Mr. Chia Cheng Hoe) and her 3 grandchildren are Alice Ang, Irene Ang and Diana Ang.
Mrs. Ang Swee Chiang nee Tan Cheng Neo tomb at Bukit Brown
Mrs. Ang Swee Chiang nee Tan Cheng Neo

Son: Ang Kay Guan
Ang Kay Guan is the son-in-law of Mr. Chia Cheng Hoe and he worked at Messrs. Evatt and Co. In 1931, it was reported that he passed Part 1 of the Final Examination of the Corporation of Accountant Glasgow.  Ang Kay Guan (nephew of Tan Cheng Watt) got engaged to Miss Annie Chia (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chia Cheng Hoe). The marriage took place on 28 March 1928. Ang Kay Guan passed away at the age of 39 at his residence at No. 6 Pulasan Road on 14 February 1946 and is buried in Bidadari. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, 3 daughters.

Grand-daughter: Alice Ang Soh Chia
Alice Ang Soh Chia married Ng Sing Chong on 14th January 1956. Alice Ang is the eldest daughter of Mrs. Ang Kay Guan, while Ng Sing Chong is the son of Mr and Mrs. Ng Yoke Seng

Marriage of Alice Ang and Ng Sing Chong (source: NewspaperSG)

Domestic Occurrences Deaths. (1936, September 15). Malaya Tribune, page 10
Untitled. (1931, August 17). Malaya Tribune, page 8
Death. (1946, February 15). The Straits Times, page 2

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Ho Siu Choon (Peck San Theng Cemetery)

Ho Siu Choon / Ho Siew Choon is a merchant and the third son of Mr. Ho Siak Kuan. Ho Siew Choon / Ho Siu Choon (third son of Mr. Ho Siak Kuan, of the Chinese Protectorate) got married to Miss San Oi Leng (daughter of Mr. San A. Weng of Kuala Lumpur)on 16 January 1916  at No. 34 Neil Road. Ho Su Choon passed away on 21 December 1927 at No. 2 Blair Road. He leaves behind a widow and 5 children. He is buried in Peck San Teng Cemetery, Thomson Road.  Mrs. Ho Siew Choon nee San Oi Ling passed away on 15th September 1935 at 47 Tras Street. She is the daughter of Mr. San Ah Weng of Kuala Lumpur. The deceased is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters. The burial is at Peck Shan Teng (Cantonese) Cemetery, Thomson Road.

Tomb cluster of Ho Siu Choon at Peck San Teng
(photo courtesy of Pauline Bertrand) 

From the family tree of Ho Siak Kuan, Ho Siu Choon is survived by:
Sons: Ho Yuen, Ho Chak, Ho Hong
Daughters: Ho Lai Kuen, Ho Lai Wan

Variant names: Ho Siu Choon /Ho Siew Choon

Advertisement. (1916, January 17). The Straits Times, page 8
Death. (1927, December 23). The Straits Times, page 7
Obituary. (1935, September 16). Malaya Tribune, page 10

Monday, June 01, 2020

Dr. Ho Siu Khan and family (Bukit Brown)

Dr. Ho Siu Khan / Dr. Ho Siew Khan, J.P. (1882-1958) was a Justice of Peace from 1927 until he resigned in 1940. He was also one of the Directors of the Lee Wah Bank (the Chairman of Lee Wah Bank was Eu Tong Seng, O.B.E). He is the son of Ho Siak Kuan, M.B.E, C.H.,  Assistant Secretary of Chinese Affairs. Dr. Ho Siu Khan also held several appointments such as Board of Visitors to St. John Island, Social Hygiene Advisory Board, Cantonese Labour Syndicate (providing labour for the Singapore Harbour Board at Tanjong Pagar), Board of Trustee for the Kwong Wai Siew Free Hospital in Serangoon Road. Dr. Ho Siu Khan passed away at the age of 76 at his residence, No. 43 Bournemouth Road on 13th April 1958 at 2:15pm.

Dr. Ho Siu Khan and family
Dr. Ho Siu Khan and family (photo courtesy of Pauline Bertrand)
                  From left (standing); Ho Lai Onn, Ho Lai Yong, Albert Ho (A.P. Ho), Dr. Ho Siu Khan, Ho Lai Yee 
                  From left (seated); Wife 2 (name unknown), Ho Keen, Madam Leong Chee Keng

From the family tree of Dr. Ho Siu Khan, I gathered that the names of his children are Ho Lai Yong, Albert Ho Pui, Ho Lai Onn, Ho Lai Yee, Ho Keen, Ho Lai Yuen


Wife 1: Leong Chee Keng / Leong Chi Keng
Madam Leong Chi Keng (wife of Dr. Ho Siu Khan) passed away at the age of 59 at her residence, No 43. Bournemouth Road, Katong on 7 June 1949. The cortege will leave her residence for Bidadari on 8th June.

Wife 3: Chan Choy Lan
Chan Choy Lan passed away on 27 January 2004 at the age of 93. She is survived by:
Son; Ho Keen, daughter-in-law; Lena Ho,
Daughter: Ho Lai Yuen (Bertrand) and Ho Lai Onn, son-in-law; Max Bertrand.

Wife 4: Tung Ah Noi
(No information available at point of publishing).

Madam Chan Choy Lan (photo courtesy of Pauline Bertrand)

Madam Chan Choy Lan
(source: NewspaperSG)

Son:Albert Ho / A.P. Ho /Ah Pui
The eldest son Albert Ho has passed away (no further information available at time of publish)

Daughter: Ho Lai Yong 
The eldest daughter, Madam Ho Lai Yong passed away at the age of 80 on 23th August 1988. She is survived by 3 dauhters;Mary Ng, Molly Ng, Jessie Ng and 3 sons-in-laws; Herbert Gong, Cheok Yew Oo and Cheang Wai Pun, 3 grandsons, 3 grand-daughters-in-law, 4 grand-daughters, 2 grand-sons-in-law, 6 great grandchildren to mourn her loss. 
Ho Lai Yong
Madam Ho Lai Yong 
Daughter: Ho Lai Onn
Second daughter, Ho Lai Onn has passed away. No further information available at time of published. 

Daughter: Ho Lai Yee
Engagement is announced on 22 May 1933 between Miss Ho Lai Yee ( third daughter of Dr. Ho Siu Khan, J.P and grand-daughter of Ho Saik Kuan, M.B.E. of Singapore) and Mr. Low Chin Seang (younger brother of Mr. Low Ah Moy). Madam Ho Lai Yee has passed away.

Son: Ho Keen
Ho Keen married Lena Ho. Ho Keen passed away at the age of 90 on 18 January 2009. His wife Lena Ho passed away in 2018.

Daughter: Ho Lai Yuen
Ho Lai Yuen married Max Bertrand.
Ho Lai Yuen and Max Bertrand (photo courtesy of Pauline Bertrand)

Bukit Brown connection
Dr. Ho Siu Khan and his father, Ho Siak Kuan were once buried in Bukit Brown but were exhumed because of the construction of the highway.
Tomb of Dr. Ho Siu Khan 

Ho Siak Kuan cluster at Bukit Brown (now gone)

[research on-going ]

Variant names: Dr. Ho Siu Khan / Dr. Ho Siew Khan /Dr. Ho Siu Kan

Advertisement. (1932, July 9). Malayan Tribune, page 15
Death. (1949, June 8). The Straits Times, page 12
Deaths. (1958, April 14). The Straits Times, page 6
Obituraries. (2004, January 28). The Straits Times, page 9
Personal correspondence with Pauline Bertrand (daughter of Ho Lai Yuen)