Kitty Jay

Kitty Jay

She was born on 24 August 1913. Her name is also listed as Kitty Nobu Jay and her maiden name is Kitty Kuwata or Kitty Nobu Kuwata. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kinu Kuwata (mother; nee Kinu Yoneda), Tokusaburo Kuwata (father), Charles Jay (husband), Martin Jay [also listed as Martin Bobuo Jay] (son). Rock Bay, BC and 631 Chatham Street, Victoria, BC is listed as a former address. The file indicates that she was “exempt” from being forcibly uprooted.


Regularized NameKitty Jay
Custodian Identification Number14432
NationalityCanadian born


Custodian Case Files (1)


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