Kumakichi Inaba

Kumakichi Inaba

He was born on 24 February 1900. He was named Kumakichi Kawato until he was adopted into his wife’s family. He was a wood cutter. His family includes Naka Inaba (wife), Fumiko Inaba [also listed as Betty Inaba] (daughter), and Aiko Inaba [also listed as Eiko Inaba] (daughter). His home address is listed as Britannia Beach, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKumakichi Inaba
Custodian Identification Number15337
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Britannia Beach


Custodian Case Files (1)


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