7683: Kenji Yokota

7683: Kenji Yokota

Kenji Yokota

He was born on 15 April 1917. He was a lumber grader employed by Johnston Sash & Door Limited, foot of South Main Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Yasu Yokota (mother; nee Yasu Deguchi or Yasu Daguchi) and Gonjiro Yokota (father). His home address is listed as 352 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 15 April 1917
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9376 (237-245)
Type Person
Custodian Number 7683
Name Kenji Yokota



7683: Kenji Yokota


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