Kaoru Abe

Kaoru Abe

Bird Commission case file number 382. Custodian file number 1466. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_18_file_0382)
Abe was born on 15 February 1893. Her maiden name was Kaoru Onotaro. She was a housewife. Her family includes Koganei Onotaro (mother; nee Koganei Kan), Eto Onotaro (father), and Takayuchi Abe [also listed as David Abe] (husband). She lived at 2009 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. Her listed seized property includes: bungalow house and lot at 538 East 22nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC; house and lot at 2005 - 2007 - 2009 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC [“urban apartments and store”]; household belongings; tools; gramophone; pictures; books; appliances; Japanese silk drapery; Japanese kimono in willow trunk; Japanese paintings; Japanese teasets; Japanese soy bean sauce; Japanese doll.


Regularized NameKaoru Abe
Custodian Identification Number1466
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)
Protest Letters (1)


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