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Mdm Tan (d.1863) buried at Bt Brown

January 4, 2014

Six generations of Chia family ancestors buried at Bt Brown! This was my gr-gr-gr-gr-grand mother, since she was the gr-grand mother of my paternal gr-grand father Chia Hood Theam, who is still buried at Bt Brown, but for how long more?

photo taken by Beng Tang

photo taken by Beng Tang

A lonely tomb, soon to be exhumed. A forgotten ancestor, newly discovered but only for a fleeting moment as it is marked to be bull-dozed to make way for a road.

GPS location of this grave is 1.337630N, 103.823921E.

From the burial register, the full name of Mdm Tan is  陳 檢 柔 or in pinyin “chen jian rou”.

When converted to Hokien pronunciaton, this name could be either

Tan Giam Loh or Tan Giam Lek.

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2 Comments
  1. cc chia permalink

    I’ll be attending the exhumation on 21st Feb 2014 starting from 8:30am, and the remains will be later installed at the Choa Chu Kang columbarium in niche# E0209-125.

  2. cc chia permalink

    E0209-125 translates to Blk E, level 2, room 9, niche# 125.

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