1253: Marie Kawamoto

1253: Marie Kawamoto

Marie Kawamoto

Kawamoto was born on 08 November 1923. She was an unemployed student. Her family includes Koshio Kawamoto (mother; nee Koshio Okada) and Itokichi Kawamoto (father). She lived on Thorne Avenue, Burnaby, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. No seized property of Kawamoto’s listed in file; however, file contains correspondence by Kawamoto concerning her father’s belongings.
Sex F
Date of Birth 08 November 1923
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
C-9316 (1625-1640)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1253
Name Marie Kawamoto
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 16 November 1946
Excerpt I would like as many things as I possibly can have sent to me, as at a time like this when our future is so unsettled I want them with me. My parents worry so much that we often have arguments and makes [sic] everything unpleasant. (Excerpt from a letter written by Marie Kawamoto to the "Japanese Evacuation Section")



1253: Marie Kawamoto


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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