Madam Phua Kim Neo (Bukit Brown)

Madam Phua Kim Neo passed away on 3 October 1930. In the burial registrar her name is spelt as Puah Kim Neo and she passed away at the age of 53. Madam Phuah Kim Neo is the wife of Mr. Quake Aik Bin. 

Listed on her tomb are her children;
Son: Quake Chay Eann
Daughters: Quake Kit Neo, Quake Hian Neo 
Daughter-in-law: Chua Tit Neo
Grandsons: Quake Soo Hock, Quake Soo Ghee, Quake Soo Ann, Quake Soo Giak, Quake Soo Jin, Yap Choo Leong
Granddaughters: Quake Gake Kuan. Quak Gake Choo, Yap Guat Eng

Madam Phua Kim Neo 


Son: Quake Chay Eann / C.E. Quake
Bintang Pranakan ( A Straits-born chinese romanised malay newspaper) could be bought from C.E. Quake shop at 850 Geylang Road, Corner of Tanjong Katong Road. Other items that could be purchase includes string instruments such as the violin, mandoline, guitar and other pipe instruments. Another item mentioned was artificial flowers of various sorts that could for example be used to decorate the house during the New Year. The shop was also known as Quake Music Co

C.E. Quake and Bintang Pranakan 

Another item that was kindly shared to me recently by a great grand daughter of Madam Phua Kim Neo (Lilian Wong), who shared with the wedding invitation between Mr, Quake Chek Eann and Miss Chua Tit Neo (eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chua Ah Neo). The marriage took place on 7 January 1925. The invitation was send out by Mrs. Quake Aik Bin (Madam Phua Kim Neo) which also indicates to me the very possibility that Mr. Quake Aik Bin passed away before 1925. 

Wedding invitation of Quake Chek Eann and Chua Ah Neo sent out by Mrs. Quake Aik Bin (Madam Phua Kim Neo  -dated 1st Jan 1925 (courtesy of Lilian Wong) 

Daughter: Quake Kit Neo / Mrs. Yap Kim Chuan 
The marriage of Mr. Yap Kim Chuan of No. 359F Kim Chuan Road (off Paya Lebar), eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Yap Geok Song to Miss Quake Kit Neo (eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Quake Aik Bin and younger sister of Mr. C. E. Quake) of No. 53, Kampong Wak Tanjong, Geylang took place on 10 September 1943. 

Mr. Yap Kim Chuan passed away at the age of 78 on July 21, 1975. He is survived by his wife, Madam Quak Kit Neo, 3 sons, Yap Hock Kee, Alwin C.B. Yap, Yap Chew Leong, 2 daughter-in-laws, 4 daughters, Yap Teck Neo, Yap Kin Neo, Yap Choo Neo, Yap Guat Eng, 3 son-in-law, 23 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. The cortege left 359F Kim Chuan Road.

Yap Kim Chuan

Grandson: Quake Soo Hock
Quake Soo Hovk married Irene Tan Joo Yee
Because of the unique family surname, i am able to find out that Quake Soo Hock married Madam Tan Joo Yee and their family include;
Daughters: Mary Quake Siew Guek, Debbie Quake Siew Kim, Catherine Quake Siew Chin, Tina Quake Siew Tin

Grandson: Quake Soo Ghee
Quake Soo Ghee married Sally Chan Kim Neo 

Grandson: Quake Soo Ann
Quake Soo Ann married Cheong Kim Lwee

Grandson: Quake Soo Giak
Esa Quake Soo Giak married Maryam Abd Rahman 

Grandson: Quake Soo Jin  / Jimmy Quake Soo Jin
Jimmy Quake Soo Jin married Dolly Seet Im Neo
Sons: Ricky Quake Gi Siong, Eric Quake Gim Siang 
Daughter: Susan Quake Suat Lean 

Granddaughter: Quake Gake Kuan
Madam Quake Gake Kuan passed away at the age of 83 on 13 June 2009. 

Granddaughter: Quake Gake Choo, June
June Quake Gake Choo married Gan Siak Phuan 

Location of tomb 

Block 3 Section A, plot 110


  1. I have just come across this. I am her great granddaughter. Prior to this discovery, I had no information on my great grandmother at all - not even her name, as her son (my maternal grandfather) passed on before my mum was even married and my grandmother (her daughter-in-law) passed on when I was in primary school. So I am very grateful that blogspot has captured this information, which is a wonderful revelation! I would love to find out more about her and her other family members so please reach out to me if you have any other information. Many thanks!

    1. Hi Lilian Gan,
      Based on the details provided in this webpage, and inputting the profiles into Geni, I can find a connection to you. The link is through YAP Kim Chuan, husband of QUAKE Kit Neo. If you can provide you email, I can invite you to
      Philip Tan


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