clan. In later life he was the principal partner of Byan Chin Hoek Brothers, rice millers, but he retired from business in about 1887. When he died, in July, 1902, at the age of seventy-two years, over two thousand people, of all communities, attended his funeral to show a last token of respect. He left four sonsaMessrs. Yeo Eng Pwa, Yeo Eng Byan, Yeo Eng Chin, and Yeo Eng Hock. Yeo Eng Byan, the second son, succeeded to the management of the business. He was born on October 26, 1866. After finishing his education at St. Paulas School, Rangoon, he entered the office of Messrs. William Strang
ago, and left two sonsaYeo Boon Pong and Yeo Boon Kowaand one daughter. The eldest son is being educated at Hastings, in England. Mr. Yeo Eng Byanas second wife was Mah Sein Myoon, by whom he has one son and two daughters.
MR. KOH BAN PAN, a prominent member of the Chinese community and an active member of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, was born at Amoy, China, in 1852, his father being the late Koh Gyouk-Lum. After completing his education he commenced his commercial experience in a rice business
was one of the delegates deputed to receive a share of the relics of Buddha from the King of Siam for enshrinement in local shrines. To many charitable institutions, Mr. Koh Ban Pan is a liberal contributor, and especially is he a staunch supporter of the Home for the Poor and Aged. Chinese temples at Penang and other places here often received his support, and so, too, has the Methodist School in Rangoon. The needy and the friendless always find a friend in him. Mr. Koh Ban Pan married Mah Eng Seng, who died in 1904. There were four sons of the marriage, Koh Gyee Hoke
TAN LWEE, HIS FOUR SONS, AND FOUR GRANDCHILDREN.
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Steel e Co., now known as Steel Brothers, Ltd., with whom he remained for one year in order to gain some commercial experience. At the end of that time he started in business on his own account, and purchased a rice-mill at Kanoung Creek. In 1889 he took charge of his fatheras business, Chip Seng e Co., of 6, Tseekai Maung Khine Street, general merchants, dealing in the produce of the country, and agents for several large English, commercial, and insurance companies, Mr. Yeo Eng Byan married a daughter of Khoo Kim, a well-known Chinese merchant in Rangoon. She died about fourteen years
in his native country. Being of an enterprising nature, he came to Rangoon in 1872, in the hope of improving his. prospects, and spent seven years in the service of Messrs. Eng Hong e Co., then one of the foremost business houses. Subsequently he established a business in partnership with the late Mr. Wee Po Ee under the style of Seng Eng Choon e Co., dealing in provisions, confectionery, and general stores. Honesty and industry have brought him success and popularity. A devout Buddhist, he has made three pilgrimages to Ceylon and Buddha Gaya, the sacred lands of the Buddhist, and
Koh Gyee Chuan, Koh Gyee Leong, and Koh Gyee Cheng.
MR. YEO CHEOW KAW, alias Yeo Teang Ann, alias Yeo Soo Seng, alias Yeo Koe Tong, is a Taotai of the Red Button, a member of the committees of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Chinese Tradersa Association, and a director of the Teong Hwa Chinese School, Rangoon. He owns considerable property in Rangoon and Amoy, and has founded an Anglo-Chinese school at Ayeo, near Amoy, where 150 children are clothed and instructed at his expense.MR. YEO CHEOW KAW, alias Yeo Teang Ann, alias Yeo Soo Seng, alias Yeo Koe Tong, is a Taotai of the Red Button, a member of the committees of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Chinese Tradersa Association, and a director of the Teong Hwa Chinese School, Rangoon. He owns considerable property in Rangoon and Amoy, and has founded an Anglo-Chinese school at Ayeo, near Amoy, where 150 children are clothed and instructed at his expense.