1680: Tokujiro Kobayashi

1680: Tokujiro Kobayashi

Tokujiro Kobayashi

Kobayashi was born on 8 March 1898. He was an employee of Sproat Lake Sawmills Limited in Kleecoot, BC. His family includes Kinu Kobayashi (mother; deceased), Tokubai Kobayashi (father; deceased), Suma Kobayashi (wife), Kazuko Kobayashi [also listed as Kazu Kobayashi] (daughter), June Kobayashi [also listed as Mariko Kobayashi] (daughter), Hajime Kobayashi (son), Mikio Kobayashi (son), Yoko Kobayashi (daughter), and Osamu Kobayashi (son). His home address is listed as Port Alberni, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC. His listed seized property includes his five room cottage located on 4th Avenue in Port Alberni, and personal belongings including furniture, a sewing machine and garden tools.
Sex M
Date of Birth 08 March 1898
Nationality Japanese national
Locations before uprooting
Port Alberni
C-9323 (486-508)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1680
Name Tokujiro Kobayashi
Not Before: 18 March 1942
Not After: 24 October 1946



1680: Tokujiro Kobayashi


Metadata Author: Lindsey Jacobson
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