1614: Haruo Kimoto

1614: Haruo Kimoto


Kimoto was born on 18 June 1911. He is also named in the file as Haruo Harold Kimoto. He was a fisherman. His family includes Tama Kimoto (mother; nee Tama yanai), Kamejiro Kimoto (father; deceased at time of file), Taeko Kimoto (wife; nee Taeko Shishido), Masaharu Kimoto [also, Raymond Masaharu Kimoto] (son; born on 02 November 1938), Isao Kimoto [also, Gene Isao] (son; born on 07 September 1939), and Hatsumi Kimoto (daughter). He lived in Clayoquet, BC and on Main Street, Tofino, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC, 4377 St. Dominique, Montreal, QC, and 3631 DeBullion Street, Montreal, QC. His listed seized property includes: lot in Clayoquot, BC [Kimoto had an agreement to purchase lot]; sewing machine; household belongings; carpenter’s tools; boat “Three Jack”/“H.K.”; 5 glass cases of Japanese dolls; Japanese wooden bathtub; “used Japanese–English records”; Kodak camera; radio; paint; oars.
Sex U
Date of Birth 18 June 1911
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Vancouver, BC
Montreal, QC
Montreal, QC
C-9322 (252-432)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1614
Name Haruo Kimoto
Not Before: 23 March 1942
Not After: 26 October 1950



1614: Haruo Kimoto


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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