Friday, July 03, 2020

Wee Teow Cheng and family (Bukit Brown)

Wee Teow Cheng / Oei Tiau Tjing was the Kapitan of Rhio. He passed away at the age of 44 on 3rd August 1930. Listed at his tomb are his sons; Wee Tiang Siew, Wee Tiang Hoe and Wee Tiang Choon and daughter; Wee Bee Neo. Wee Teow Cheng is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Oei Bok Sien. He is buried in Hill 3 Division A, plot 230. Both tomb of  Wee Teow Cheng and Mr and Mrs Oei Bok Sien have been beautifully restored. 

Wee Teow Cheng
Tomb of Wee Teow Cheng

Wee Teow Cheng's tomb
Wee Teow Cheng's tomb restored


Burial entry of Oei Tiau Tjing /Wee Teow Cheng

Family
Father: Oei Bok Sien
Mr. Oei Bok Sien passed away at the age of 66 on 5 September 1931 at 15 Choon Guan Street, off Anson Road, leaving behind a widow, 4 sons; Wee Teow Beng, Oei Tiau Soen, Oei Tiau Joe,  and Wee Teow Poh, 2 daughters (Mrs Chew Kiat Seng and Madam Wee Chwee Neo nee Mrs. Tan Soo Yok),  1 son-in-law (Mr. Chew Kiat Seng), 6 daughters-in-law; 15 grandsons, 11 grand-daughters, 1 grandson-in-law (Mr. Chiam Thiam Chin, 3 grand daughters-in-law, 2 great grandsons. 

When Oei Bok Sien passed away, 2 sons were not listed in his obituary notice,  Oei Tiau Tjing and Oei Tiau Yong. I suspect that Oei Tiau Tjing is no other than Wee Teow Cheng who passed away in 1930, 1 year earlier than his father. 

Mother: Oei Bok Sien nee Soh Nyia Chik 
Mrs. Oei Bok Sien nee Soh Nyia Chik passed away at the age of 62 on 14 October 1929 at 20, Choon Guan Street, off Anson Road. She leaves behind her husband, Mr. Oei Bok Sien, 6 sons (Oei Tiau Tjing, Wee Teow Beng, Oei Tiau Soen, Oei Tiau Joe, Oei Tiau Yong and Wee Teow Poh, 6 daughters-in-law; 2 daughters (Mrs Chew Kiat Seng and Madam Wee Chwee Neo nee Mrs. Tan Soo Yok) ; 1 son-in-law (Mr. Chew Kiat Seng); 14 grandsons, 10 grand-daughters . 

Mr and Mrs Oei Bok Sien
Tomb of Mr. and Mrs Oei Bok Sien restored


Son: Wee Tiang Hoe / Harry Wee Tiang Hoe 
The engagement is announced on June 1940 between Mr. Wee Tiang Hoe, Henry (second son of the late Mr. Wee Teow Cheng , Kapitan Rhio and Mrs. Wee Teow Cheng) to Miss Chang Seong Neo, May (only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chan Koon Leong). 

Son: Wee Tiang Choon / Willie Wee Tiang Choon
The engagement is announced in January 1942 between Mr. Willie Wee Tiang Choon (the youngest son of Mrs. Wee Teow Cheng and the late Mr. Wee Teow Cheng and grandson of the late Mr & Mrs Wee Bok Sien of Tanjong Pinang, Rhio) and Miss Alice Goh Hay Lye (youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Goh Wee Tong).

Daughter: Wee Bin Neo
Wee Bin Neo (eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wee Teow Cheng,Rhio and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oei Bok Sien) got married to Mr. Tan Liang Seah (youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tan Sin Poey). The wedding took place on 12 September 1926.

Variant Names
Oei Bok Sien /Wee Bok Sien
Wee Teow Cheng / Oei Tiau Tjing


References
Advertisement. (1926, August 17). The Straits Times, page 7 
Advertisement. (1996, October 19). The Straits Times, page 4 
Advertisement. (1940, June 4). The Straits Times, page 2 
Advertisement. (1942, January 3). The Straits Times, page 2 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am the descendant of Oei Tiau Soon and wondering whether you have any idea who had restored the tombs of Oei Bok Sien and his son. I would like to make contact with whoever has done that wonderful restoration.