1432: Kenichi Wakabayashi

1432: Kenichi Wakabayashi

Kenichi Wakabayashi

Wakabayashi was born on 14 September 1895. Documents in file list Wakabayashi as changing his name to George Ken Wake. He was a rooming house proprietor. His family includes Toyoko Wakabayashi (wife; nee Toyoko Ohi) and Jin Eric Wakabayashi (son; born on 21 August 1925). He lived at 165 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to 37 Delaware Avenue, Toronto, ON, 225 Rusholme Road, Toronto, ON, and 142 Jane Street, Toronto, ON. His listed seized property includes: 165 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC; 117-119-121 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC; household belongings.
Sex U
Date of Birth 14 September 1895
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Toronto, ON
Toronto, ON
Toronto, ON
Reel
C-9319 (596-702)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1432
Name Kenichi Wakabayashi
Dates
Not Before: 28 March 1942
Not After: 07 October 1950

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1432: Kenichi Wakabayashi

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