1580: Kaizo Kamachi

1580: Kaizo Kamachi

Kaizo Kamachi

Kamachi was born on 10 June 1886. He was an elevator operator, formerly employed by the Empress Hotel. His family includes Masu Kamachi (wife; nee Masu Yamataka), Yasukazu Kamachi (son; in Tokyo, Japan), and Kanaye Kamachi (daughter; in Tokyo, Japan). His home address is listed as 733 Discovery Street, Victoria, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC, Farnham, QC, and Montreal, QC. His listed seized property includes his home at 733 Discovery Street, Victoria, BC, carpenters tools, garden tools, phonograph records, household belongings, and a Kodak Pocket camera which was later shipped to him.
Sex M
Date of Birth 10 June 1886
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Farnham, QC
Montreal, QC
C-9321 (1670-1776)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1580
Name Kaizo Kamachi
Not Before: 30 March 1942
Not After: 15 October 1950



1580: Kaizo Kamachi


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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