王建国 Ong Kean Keok (1929 – 2002)
建国 Kean Keok is the son of 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim and 邱素枝 Khoo Saw Kee. 建国 Kean Keok was the first born child of the family following the completion of the family house (green coloured house) in Sitiawan in 1929.
He started working as a bus ticket collector. He had also worked in a grocery shop. During the Japanese occupation in the early 1940s, he earned his living as a trishaw rider. In the 1960s, he worked as an electrician with a local company in Sitiawan.
建国 Kean Keok married Chew Kim Liew in 1959. Kim Liew is the granddaughter of Lim Nya alias Hup Choon Ma who donated the land for Chung Cheng Primary School in 1920. 建国 Kean Keok and Kim Liew have five (5) children – Chong Tek, Chong Aik, Chong Hui, Geok Poh and Chong Huat. All the children are married and have children of their own. With the exception of Chong Aik, who lives and works in Sitiawan, the other members of the 建国 Kean Keok family reside and work in Kuala Lumpur.
建国 Kean Keok passed away in 2002 at the age of 73. Kim Liew is in her late 70s and lives with Chong Tek in Kuala Lumpur.
There are 22 members in the建国 Kean Keok family. Their relationship to 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim is as follows:
Daughter-in-law: Chew Kim Liew
Grandchildren (31st Generation): Ong Chong Tek, Ong Chong Aik, Ong Chong Hui, Ong Geok Poh, Ong Chong Huat
Grandson/Granddtr-in-law: Lim Su Ting, Lai Yit Eng, Loh Poh Wai, Lam Keng Chuen (Eddie), Kam Moo Suet
Great Grandchildren (32nd Generation): Ong U Vin, Ong Yuen Lynn; Ong Bee Kuen, Ong Xinzi, Ong Jie Qin; Ong XuetYi; Lam Chung Jim (Paul), Lam Cheng Cheng (Natalie), Lam Chung Shean (George); Ong Ee Shayne