6913: Jun Kobayashi

6913: Jun Kobayashi

Jun Kobayashi

He was born on 25 September 1903. He was a self-employed shoemaker. His family includes Toku Kobayashi (mother; nee Toku Takahashi), Hirokichi Kobayashi (father; deceased at time of file), Satako Kobayashi (wife; nee Satako Ishisaka), Sadako Betty Kobayashi (daughter; born 20 June 1931), Yoshiko Jane Kobayashi (daughter; born 11 June 1933), Takako Helen Kobayashi (daughter; born 8 March 1935), and Toshikeko Thomas Kobayashi (son; born 29 February 1940). His home address is listed as 836 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC. 806 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, is also listed as an address he lived at. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and New Denver, BC. His listed seized property includes two hundred gramophone records which he requested be given to Reverend Kenryu Tsuji of the Hompa Buddhist Temple at 604 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, a phonograph, a go cart, a gramophone, a “Japanese Shrine” and “Japanese Dolls.”
Sex M
Date of Birth 25 September 1903
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Sandon, BC
New Denver, BC
C-9370 (264-291)
Type Person
Custodian Number 6913
Name Jun Kobayashi
Not Before: 01 May 1942
Not After: 19 June 1947



6913: Jun Kobayashi


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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