12784: Moto Watanabe

12784: Moto Watanabe

Moto Watanabe

She was born on 29 March 1903. Her name changed to Moto Kitagawa when she remarried. She was a barber at 105 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Yasaburo Watanabe (first husband), Genzo Kitagawa (second husband) Shoichi Watanabae (son), and Masakazu Watanabae (son). Her home address is listed as 105 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. 354 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 29 March 1903
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
New Denver, BC
C-9417 (504-517)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12784
Name Moto Watanabe



12784: Moto Watanabe


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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