Kamekichi Abe

Kamekichi Abe

He was born on 20 July 1881. He was a boat fireman. His family includes Chie Abe (mother), Kiroku Abe (father), Rui Abe (wife; nee Rui Watanabe), Toshiya Abe (daughter), Washiko Abe (daughter), and Chieko Abe (daughter). 1928 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKamekichi Abe
Custodian Identification Number14157
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Bay Farm, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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