Thean Soo Lau

27 September 1948–5 December 1995 (Age 47)
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

The Life of Thean Soo

When Thean Soo Lau was born on 27 September 1948, in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, his father, Ah Kow Low, was 39 and his mother, Siew Hoon Loo, was 21. He died on 5 December 1995, in his hometown, at the age of 47, and was buried in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

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Family Time Line

Ah Kow Low
Siew Hoon Loo
Thean Soo Lau

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World Events (3)


Age 15

British colonies of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore join Federation of Malaya to form the Federation of Malaysia.

Age 17

Singapore withdraws from Malaysia, which is reduced to 13 states. Communist insurgency begins in Sarawak.

Age 41

Local communist insurgents sign peace accord with government.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a physically strong person, from Middle High German louwe, lauwe ‘lion’. In some cases the surname may have been originally from a house sign.2 North German: topographic name for someone living in a bush-covered area or clearing, Middle Low German lo, loch, lage.3 North German and Dutch: from a vernacular short form of the personal name Laurentius ( see Lawrence ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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