王建蛟 Ong Kean Khow (1926 – 1987)
Also known as 亚妹, 建蛟 Kean Khow is the son of 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim and 邱素枝 Khoo Saw Kee. He was born in Sitiawan, Dindings District. 建蛟 Kean Khow completed Senior Middle 2 in Nan Hwa High School, Sitiawan in the early 1940s.
During the Japanese occupation, as a teenager, 建蛟 Kean Khow peddled to sell ice water and ice ball. After the Japanese occupation, he worked as a salesman in a fabric shop in Sitiawan and later in Ipoh, Perak State. Later, he changed careers and worked as a manager in a rubber plantation. In 1958, 建蛟 Kean Khow left Sitiawan for Singapore where he was involved in the import and export business.
In 1950, 建蛟 Kean Khow married Lim I Choo. They have eight (8) children – Gak Tong, Chong Keat, Gak Chew, Chong Tiong, Chong Ghee, Chong Eng, Geok Yeong (Jane) and Geok Peng (Wendy). Chong Eng was given to 建蛟 Kean Khow’s brother, 建豹 Kean Par (5th son) for adoption.
建蛟 Kean Khow passed away in 1987 at the age of 61. I Choo is in her 80s and lives in Singapore with Chong Keat.
There are 24 members in the 建蛟 Kean Khow family. Their relationship to 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim is:
Daughter-in-law: Lim I Choo
Grandchildren (31st Generation): Ong Gak Tong, Ong Chong Keat, Ong Gak Chew, Ong Chong Tiong, Ong Chong Ghee, Ong Geok Yeong (Jane), Ong Geok Peng (Wendy)
Grandson/Granddtr-in-law: Yeo Tiong Hwee, Wong Toi Jong (Joyce), Poh Chye He, Tan Ju Neo, Poh Bee Khim, Tony Munroe
Great Grandchildren (32nd Generation): Yeo Xiao Wei (Pamela); Ong Yi Jun, Ong Min Ying; Poh Xiu Ting; Ong Kok Wei (Brendon), Ong Pei Shee, Ong Pei En; Ong De Kuan (Timothy)
Great Grandson/Great Granddtr-in-law: Benjamin Co