3255: Kanzo Omoto

3255: Kanzo Omoto

Kanzo Omoto

He was born on 02 August 1912. He was a drug store clerk employed at 301 Powell Street, Vancouver. His family includes Suye Omoto (mother; nee Suye Nakayama), Kanuyemon Omoto (father), Masae Omoto (wife; nee Kobayashi), and Misao Omoto (daughter). His home address is listed as 315 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 301 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 02 August 1912
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Slocan Extension, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9334 (453-458)
Type Person
Custodian Number 3255
Name Kanzo Omoto



3255: Kanzo Omoto


Metadata Author: Isabelle D. Tupas
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