他的婚姻与感情生活，夹在新旧社会之间， 渴望摆脱封建观念的桎梏，又受制于孝道伦理的传统，屡经挣扎。 他身為單親，抚育培植四兒四女，茹苦含辛，极重亲情，但绝不姑息溺爱，关心备至，又兼谆谆教诲，是慈父也是良师。
王孝泉生长于福州，福州又名榕城，榕树枝叶浓密，根须繁茂， 而他毕生为人行事，一贯保持了君子之风，所以“榕城君子” 一词，形容他是很贴切的。
Born in Banyan City (Fuzhou), Wang Xiaoquan raised eight children as a single parent after his wife passed away. At age 70, he proposed to the first love of his youth, but was met with a final blow from her premature death. Less known to his children, but historically more significant, was the pivotal role he played in transforming education, finance and politics in Fujian over a tumultuous period in Modern China.