What is of course obvious other than the marble headstone is all in English, is the cross on her tomb. Christian tombs in Bukit Brown are rare as although Bukit Brown Municipal Cemetery is a cemetery for chinese of various dialect groups but it is not known to be a cemetery of the Christian faith. Christians are usually buried in Bidadari Cemetery. That being said, i have a few tombs with cross on the tomb in Bukit Brown. Another thing you can spot is the headstone is at the back of the rectangle tomb and there is an obvious spelling error for the word "chiloren" and i am not sure if the third child name, "Cwennie" is spelt correctly.
This article was posted on 19 December 2022, 87 years after Mrs. Ong Chin Beng nee Mabel Tan death anniversary. Hopefully her descendants will one day remember and come visit.
|Mabel Tan ( Mrs. C.B. Ong)|
Who is Ong Chin Beng ? In the newspapers there is an Ong Chin Beng (a promoter of New World who arranges boxing matches) and one who is a boxer too and another who is a dirt track racer. So at the moment i am not sure. I will update if i get more details.
Location of tombBlock 4 Section A, plot 46
|Headstone of Mrs. C.B. Ong nee Mabel Tan|