王建馨Ong Kean Hin /王荣朝Wang Rongchao, My Nephew/Brother

王建馨 Ong Kean Hin (1924 – 1986)/王荣朝 Wang Rongchao (1899 – 1928)

 

Also known as 建兴, 王建馨 Ong Kean Hin was born in 福建省泉州市永春县锦斗镇格后村 Gehou, Jindou, Yongchun County, Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China.  建馨 Kean Hin is a nephew of 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim, son of his younger brother, 王荣朝 Wang Rongchao.  When 荣朝 Rongchao passed away in 1928 at a young age of 29 and his wife remarried, 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim requested a relative to bring 建馨 Kean Hin (then 7 years of age) to Sitiawan to be under his care.  He took over the responsibility of educating him.  建馨 Kean Hin was enrolled into Chung Cheng Primary School.  He furthered his study at 暨南大学 Jinan University in Shanghai (which has moved to Guangzhou) but returned to Singapore in 1937 when the Japanese invaded China. 建馨 Kean Hin taught at a primary school but later found a career in banking where he last worked as a Manager of United Malayan Banking Corporation (UMBC). 

 

建馨 Kean Hin married Lim Yong in 1951.  They have three (3) sons, Ong Teck Hui, Ong Teck Beng and Ong Teck Soon.  Teck Hui and Teck Beng are married with three (3) and two (2) children, respectively.  All the family members reside in Singapore.

 

建馨 Kean Hin passed away in 1986 at the age of 62.  Lim Yong is in her mid-80s.

 

There are 12 members in the 建馨 Kean Hin family.  Their relationship to 王叔金 Ong Seok Kim is as follows:

 

Nephew’s wife:  Lim Yong

 

Grand Nephew  (31st Generation):  Ong Teck Hui, Ong Teck Beng, Ong Teck Soon

 

Grand Nephew’s Wife:  Yip Kwai Hong (Julie), Vivienne Wong

 

Great Grand Nephew/Neice (32nd Generation): Ong Xuelin (Grace), Ong Meilin (Claire), Ong Tian Wei (Nicholas);  Ong SuLin (Rachel), Ong Chin Wei (Michael)

 

 

Wang Xian

 

Rongchao has a biological daughter, Wang Xian; thus the sister of Kean Hin.  She lived in Ong Seok Kim's house in Gehou, Jindou until her marriage to Wang Guishu.  They then moved to Indonesia where they operate a clothing business in 勿里洞巴刹.  They have several children.