13031: Kinichi Iwata

13031: Kinichi Iwata

Kinichi Iwata

He was born on 27 January 1902. He was a dress manufacturer. His family includes Haruko Iwata (wife; nee Haruko Kusaka), Sidney Iwata [also listed as Tsuyoshi Iwata] (son), Arthur Iwata [also listed as Minoru Iwata] (son), Robert Iwata [also listed as Keisuke Iwata] (son), Louise Iwata [also listed as Keiko Iwata] (daughter), Gordon Iwata [also listed as Hiroshi Iwata] (son), George Iwata [also listed as Fumimaro Iwata] (son), and Lillian Iwata [also listed as Eiko Iwata] (daughter). 368 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Westwold, BC and Salmon Arm, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 27 January 1902
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Westwold, BC
Salmon Arm, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9419 (2324-2343)
Type Person
Custodian Number 13031
Name Kinichi Iwata



13031: Kinichi Iwata


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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