Post card - Lee Cheng Yan to E M Lyon
26th January 1901
“I have informed Mr Ong Kim Wee about his car with an old chain. I hope Mr Lyon can repair it quickly and to replace the worn out car lights. This handle I am returning to you. Whatever it costs I will pay you.
Lee Cheng Yan
(Translation courtesy of Tan Koon Siang)
Ong Kim Wee and his son Ong Hin Tiang was one of the richest man in Malacca. The first motor car was making inroads into the Straits Settlements at that time .
E M Lyon was Edward M Lyon, son of J M Lyon.
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1
The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 18 July 1901, Page 2
Edward M Lyon was the proprietor of Straits Cycle Agency that sells cycles
STRAITS CYCLE AGENCY.
The Straits Times, 5 September 1901, Page 2
DEATH OF MR. J. M. LYON
The Straits Times, 5 February 1902, Page 4
From here we can see that E M Lyon ancestry place is in Scotland and his father has came to Singapore in the 1860s.
Lee Cheng Yan and his son Choon Guan
The Straits Times, 14 February 1978, Page 8
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