Amoy, China, who emigrated to Rangoon about forty years ago, and became sole proprietor of Seng Hwat e Co., a firm with which he was connected for twenty-five years. Yeo Teck died in 1899, and left two sons and eight daughters. Yeo Cheng Him, who was born in Ayeo, Amoy, in 1872, entered his fatheras business in 1899, and ultimately succeeded to it in co-partnership with his brother, Yeo Cheng Chok, who is in China at present. The firm, whose premises are situated in Dalhousie Street, Rangoon, are general merchants exchanging quotations with Amoy, Hongkong, Singapore,
and Penang. In 3909, Yeo Cheng Him became managing partner of the firm of Aik Cheng e Co., wThich exports rice, and imports silk and Chinese produce. He was married in China, and has five sons and three daughters, named, respectively, Yeo Guang Tong, Yeo Guang Soon, Yeo Guang Gyim, Yeo Guang It, Yeo Guang Peah, Yeo Khoon Heang, Yeo Kim Cheang, and Yeo Hai Oo.
MR. LEE AH PHOY is a member of the committee of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and of the committee of the Cantonese
temples in Rangoon. He owns considerable property, including three pawnshops, and the Wor Lee Lone rice mill, on the Kanoungtoe Creek, which is capable of turning out 1,700 bags of rice in twenty-four hours. The son of the late Le Yak Khee, he was born in Canton , in 1839. At the age of seventeen he went to Penang and joined the firm of Tap Seng, furniture dealeis, with whom he remained for ten years. In 1866 he came to Rangoon, and soon afterwards obtained contracts for the erection of buildings in the Andaman Islands. Returning to Rangoon in 1870, he established the firm of Kong
YEO CHENG HIM AND FAMILY.
Hip Saing, dealing in Chinese sundries. He also undertook contracts for the building of seven wooden barracks for the police, and erected his own rice mill. By his wife, May Thwa Fong, he has twelve children. His sons are Lee Kim Hong, Lee Woot Hong, and Lee Sit Hong, the last named of whom is with him in business. He also has four grandsons. Two of his nine daughters are married, one to Lim Ying Hing, a member of the Chinese Imperial Academy, and another to Ho Ah Chain, merchant, of 114, Dalhousie Street.
MR. TAN TOE, a member of the committee of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Eng Chuan Society, is head of the firm of Eng Hoe Seng, of Rangoon and Mandalay. The business was founded by his father, the late Tan Chit Pyan, of Amoy, China, who came to Burma about forty years ago and started trading up-country as a dealer in piece-goods, yarn, and c. Meeting with success, he opened a head office in Rangoon. Of his ten children, only four sons and one daughter are now living. Mr. Tan Toe, the fifth son, was born in 1869 at Amoy, where he received his
education. At the age of nineteen he came to Rangoon and entered his fatheras business, to the control of which he eventually succeeded. He married a sister of Mr. Lim Chin Tsong, the well-known merchant, and has six childrenaTan Hong Tai, Tan Hong Sing, Tan Hong Leong, Tan Hong Oo (sons), Tan Ira and Tan Su Chee (daughters). His twTo younger brothers, Tan Gin and Tan Chin, have charge of the firmas interests in Mandalay. The firm own a number of houses and shops in Latter Street, Strand Road, 21st Street, and other parts of Rangoon ;education. At the age of nineteen he came to Rangoon and entered his fathera s business, to the control of which he eventually succeeded. He married a sister of Mr. Lim Chin Tsong, the well-known merchant, and has six childrena Tan Hong Tai, Tan Hong Sing, Tan Hong Leong, Tan Hong Oo (sons), Tan Ira and Tan Su Chee (daughters). His twTo younger brothers, Tan Gin and Tan Chin, have charge of the firma s interests in Mandalay. The firm own a number of houses and shops in Latter Street, Strand Road, 21st Street, and other parts of Rangoon ;