Sunday, September 18, 2016

Khor Kok Hong, Death November 1929, Amoy

His many friends in Malaya will be sorry to hear of the untimely death from tuberculosis in Amoy of Mr. Khor Kok Hong, the late manager of the Ho Hong Bank Ltd., Muar. The deceased went to Amoy about two months ago. -- MM.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 12 November 1929, Page 6

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mary J. Carapiet and Eleazar S. Johannes, Marriage, 21 Feb 1911, Singapore

The marriage of Miss Mary J. Carapiet. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carapiet, of Singapore, to Mr. Eleazar S. Johannes, manager of the Adelphi Hotel, is announced to take place on February 21.

The Straits Times, 17 January 1911, Page 6

Moses Catchick Moses, Death July 1920, Singapore

Last Member of the Historic Armenian Family

There passed away on Thursday morning of last week Mr. Moses Catchick Moses who, with the exception of a daughter, Mrs. J. Carapiet, was the sole remaining link in Singapore with this historic Armenian family. He was the last of four brothers of whom all except the eldest were unmarried.

The late Mr. Catchick Moses, the head of the family, came to Singapore a short time after its foundation by Sir Stamford Raffles. He was not then a wealthy man but at the time of his death he is said to have been worth a fortune, mainly through investment in landed property. He was a conscpicuous figure in the commercial life of Singapore at the end of the last century, being always seen in public in frock coat and top hat. For many years he was the managing partner of the late firm of Sarkies and Moses, who were the Singapore agents of Apcar's line of stamers running between Calcutta, Penang, Singapore and Hongkong.

Among the property he owned was that at Oxley Rise, known as the Pavilion House in the regime of the Indian Government, until the transfer, when the first Colonial Governor, the late Sir Harry Ord, acquired Prinsep Hill, on which he built the present Government House. The Pavilion was in the occupation of the family till last year when it was auctioned and bought by Mr. Manasseh Meyer.

The funeral took place on Friday afternoon from 3 Koek-road to the Armenian Church in Hill-street, followed later by the burial in the family plot in the old cemetery in Bukit Timah-road.

The Straits Times, 20 July 1920, Page 10

Miss Elizabeth (Lizzie) Sarkies and Mr. John J. Carapiet, Engagement, June 1910, Singapore

Social and Personal

The engagement publicly announced of at Sentosa, Stevens Road, on Tuesday, was that of Mr. John J. Carapiet, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Carapiet, and Miss Elizabeth (Lizzie) Sarkies, daughter of Mr. A. M. Sarkies.

The Straits Times, 24 June 1910, Page 6

Mrs. Regina Sarkies nee Carapiet, Death November 1932, Singapore

The Late Mrs. Regina Sarkies

The funeral of the late Mrs. Regina Sarkies which took place at Bidadari on Friday last, was well attended. Mrs. Sarkies, who was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Carapiet, lost her husband in June last year. Her death came as a shock to her many friends here. Mrs. Sarkies had not been ill recently but on Thursday she had a stroke, from which she did not recover. She died the following day. She leaves behind two children and two grandchildren, a sister and brother.

The following is a list of wreaths sent: Her Sorrowing Children. Minnie and Jimmie. Ripsie and Basil. Basilla and Reginald. Lizzie, John and Family. Johnnie and Ida. Mrs. M. A. Martin and Family. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Martin. Mrs. N. Sarkies. Mr. and Mrs. Mack Hacobian. Pat Reading. N. R. Mistri. T. Doll. T. E. Hock. Mr. and Mrs. Panjang. Mrs. Michael and Mary Al Rivers Sarkies. Mrs. Bacon and Family. Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Manasseh. M. C. Johannes. D. M. Grant. Blanche and Mr. Bogaar. Dad Trocadero. Cheok Guan Leong and Cheok Guan Kee. Shellay Andre. Claude Rozario. Charley and Kim.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 29 November 1932, Page 2

Ms. E. A. M. Sarkies and Mr. J. J. Carapiet; and Ms. May Carapiet and Mr. E. S. Johannes, Engagements, 21 Jun 1910, Singapore

Many friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. Carapiet assembled at Sentosa, Stevens Road, the residence of the municipal commissioner for the Kalang ward, yesterday afternoon, when the engagement was publicly announced of Mr. J. J. Carapiet, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Carapiet, and Miss E. A. M. Sarkies; and of Miss May Carapiet, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carapiet, and Mr. E. S. Johaness, manager of the Adelphi Hotel. A short, felicitous speech was made by Mr. Carapiet and a pleasant afternoon was spent, the occasion being rendered the more happy by reason of the fact that yesterday was the birthday of Mrs. Carapiet.

The Straits Times, 22 June 1910, Page 8

Tan Soo Kheam, Death 21 Jun 1910, Singapore

We regret to have to record the death of Mr. Tan Soo Kheam, the youngest son of the Hon. Tan Jiak Kim, which took place at his country residence, Dingwall, Pasir Panjang, at 8.30 p.m. yesterday. The deceased youth, as announced in our paper of yesterday, had been seriously ill for the last few days, and although some hope was expressed as to his recovery, he passed away yesterday despite the careful nursing of the doctors and nurses. Much sympathy will be extended to the Hon. Tan Jiak Kim.

The Straits Times, 22 June 1910, Page 8