Monday, 9 December 2013

Tamby bin Hj Ahmad and Ustaz Hj Abdul Latiff

I have with me a collection of 6 small B/W photos dated 17.12.48, which possibly belonged to my father (Bapak) and his father (Walid). The photos were taken in Banda Hilir in Melaka on Friday, 17 December 1948, 3 years after WWII ended. They were probably taken before or after solat Jumaat (Friday prayer). The B/W photos are printed on white photographic paper imprinted 'Crown Copyright Reserved'. The handwriting does not resemble that of my father Abdul Rashid bin Mohd Yusope (Bapak). However, the handwriting could be that of my paternal grandfather Mohd Yusope bin Hj Mohd Sharif (Walid).  There are altogether 3 people in the photos, minus the photographer. The names handwritten in black ink and pencil on the back of some photos are Tamby b. H. Ahmad and Ostaz H. Abd. Latiff. The other person(s) could be my father and his father; it could be my young father because of his Indian look when he was a teenager (aged 17) in these photos. The photographer could be his father (Walid) as he was known to have photographed many things and events in Melaka and Kuala Lumpur between 1929, 1937 (when he worked in KL) and 1953 (when he died in Melaka).

The date given in these photos is 17 December 1948. There is a another family photo with relatives taken at Pulau Besar in the same year, probably an earlier photo. 

I do not know the people whose names are mentioned in this post except my father and his father.

Please let me know if you recognise any of the people in these photos or if you are related to any of the men/boys.

From left: Bapak, who? and Tamby.
Photo was probably taken by Ustaz Hj Abdul Latiff.
Ustaz Hj Abdul Latiff (deceased 1967)
He married Aishah bt Ahmad ... anak bongsu HABHAL.
His daughter is Kak Fuziah bt Abdul Latiff.
Ustaz Hj Abdul Latiff and Tamby bin Haji Ahmad (anak HABHAL)
Tamby bin Haji Ahmad (anak HABHAL and Nenek Amnah)
This is probably Bapak at age 17 in 1948. 
This is probably Bapak at age 17 in 1948.

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Compare the photos of "Latiff" in the above photos and the one below. Are they the same person?

The persons in this photo were labeled by Bapak (he would be 17 in 1948).
Bapak is not in this photo. He probably took this photo.
Here, #8 is 'Latif, sekampung'. Is he Ustaz Hj Abdul Latiff?
Tamby bin Hj Ahmad is not in this photo.

#7 is 'Abu Bakar, dua pupu, anak Ami Ahmad (Hj Ahmad/Mohd, menantu Hj Noordin)'. Abu Bakar married the daughter of Hj Noordin, which one?

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Conclusions:

What happened to Tamby featured in the 1948 photo?

Haji Tamby bin Haji Ahmad is anak HABHAL and Nenek Amnah.
Haji Tamby bin Haji Ahmad married Hajjah Hajijiah bt Sulaiman.
Hajjah Hajijiah passed away on 22 January 2012 in Singapore.
They have 2 sons - Affendi and Baharin

Haji Tamby's sons are Affendi (elder) and Baharin (younger).
Tamby lives in Woodlands with Affendi.
Affendi is married and has 4 children (3 boys and a girl). His family lives in Woodlands.
Baharin is married and has 3 children (2 boys and a girl). His family lives in Toa Payoh.
(Baharin  +65 98777554 baharinvellfire@gmail.com).

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What happened to Ustaz Hj Abdul Latiff featured in the 1948 photo?

'Latif sekampung' is Ustaz Hj Abdul Latiff who lives in the same village. He wore his songkok tilted to his left.

Ustaz Hj Abdul Latiff married Aishah bt Ahmad (anak bongsu HABHAL)

Who are Hajjah Aishah's husbands and children?

Hajjah Aishah married twice, first to Ustaz Haji Abdul Latiff, and then to Pak Cik Noor.

First husband: Ustaz Haji Abdul Latiff (Kelantan): 1 daughter: Fuziah bt Abdul Latiff
Second husband: Pak Cik Noor: 3 sons:
     From Kak Fuziah: 1. Hisham, 2. ____, and 3. Acho
     From Baharin Tamby: 1. Shamsir 2. ___, and 3. Shamsul

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Bapak would be the boy in hanging trousers and small shirt with his songkok tilted to his right. There is another photo of him (about the same age, at 17) at Masjid Banda Hilir front steps, with the same Indian boy look and tilted songkok.


16 comments:

  1. Mohamed Firdaus b Mohamed Ibrahim b hj Mohamed b hj Tambi b Ahmad b Zainal Abidin. Used to call aunt/uncle as ami n umi..

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  2. Assalamualaikum. I am Tamby Bin Haji Ahmad son. I am Baharin Bin Tamby. My father's cousins are to name some, Pakcik Haji Salleh abd Makcik Hajjah Bedah from KL. Allahyarham Haji Mahmood is my father's brother.

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    1. Wa'alaikumussalam Baharin b Tamby. Where does the family of Hj Mahmood live?

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    2. Arwah Haji Mahmood is a bachelor when he passed away. Same goes to his elder brother Arwah Mohammad, a bachelor who had already passed away after Haji Mahmood. HABHAL has 7 children Arwah Haji Zaini, Hajjah Zaiton, Arwah Mohammad, Arwah Haji Mahmood, Arwah Hajjah Sa'adiah, Haji Tamby and Hajjah Aisyah. Only my father Tamby, Hajjah Zaiton and Hajjah Aisyah is in good health living in Singapore.

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  3. My father and his remaining siblings are healthy and well live. They are Hajjah Zaiton and Hajjah Aisyah. We live in Singapore now. Admin can contact me Baharin Bin Tamby at +65 98777554 or email at baharinvellfire@gmail.com
    Thank you admin for you kind pictures shown of my father during his younger times.

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    1. Are there just 4 sibs? Hj Mahmood b Hj Ahmad (arwah), Tamby b Hj Ahmad, Hjh Zaiton bt Hj Ahmad and Hjh Aisyah bt Hj Ahmad.

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    2. My grandfather Haji Ahmad Bin Haji Abdul LAthiff (HABHAL) has 7 children Arwah Haji Zaini, Hajjah Zaiton, Arwah Mohammad, Arwah Haji Mahmood, Arwah Hajjah Sa'adiah, Haji Tamby and Hajjah Aisyah. Only my father Tamby, Hajjah Zaiton and Hajjah Aisyah is in good health living in Singapore. The rest had passed away.

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  4. Dear Baharin b Tamby.
    My salam to all in your family. Do you have a photo of your family in Singapore which I can upload here? TQ for proving your contact.

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    1. I can send to you some photos via whatsapp or FB Messenger.

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    2. TQ for providing those photos.

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    3. Alhamdulillah. You're most welcome.

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  5. http://www.geni.com/people/Baharin-Tamby/6000000013835677823

    My simple family tree.

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    1. TQ for the Geni link to your family tree.

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    2. Alhamdulillah. You're most welcome.

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  6. Assalamualaikum
    Do you have more pictures of Tn Hj Abu Bakar bin Ahmad @ Haji Bachik?

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