1191_xi: Koichi Kawamoto

1191_xi: Koichi Kawamoto

Koichi Kawamoto

Kawamoto was born on 26 December 1896. He was a baker and owned a business, a candy store. His family includes Masuyo Kawamoto (wife; nee Masuyo Tanehashi or possibly Masuyo Tahehashi), Hozumi Kawamoto (son; born on 07 February 1927), Tomomi Kawamoto (son; born on 14 May 1928), Hideaki Kawamoto (son; born 09 November 1930), Yoneko Kawamoto (daughter; born 01 December 1932), Koji Kawamoto [also listed as James Kawamoto] (son), Kay Takenaka [also listed as Takami Takenaka] (daughter; nee Kay Kawamoto [also listed as Takami Kawamoto]), Yoshimasa Kawamoto (son). He lived at 332 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC (same address as business) and was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON and then to Hamilton, ON (33 Wood Street, Hamilton, ON; 132 Young Street, Hamilton, ON). His listed seized property includes: store stock and fixtures; radios; bicycle.
Sex M
Date of Birth 26 December 1896
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Angler, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9316 (335-352)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1191_xi
Name Koichi Kawamoto
Not Before: 11 April 1942
Not After: 30 October 1947



1191_xi: Koichi Kawamoto


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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