Riki Kadonaga

Riki Kadonaga

He was born on 14 July 1893. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers & Steveston, BC. His family includes Chime Kadonaga (mother), Chotaro Kadonaga (father), Aki Kadonaga (wife), Tsuneko Kadonaga (daughter), Seiji Kadonaga (son), and Yoshiko Kadonaga (daughter). His home address is listed as 49th and Blenheim Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB, Lethbridge, AB and he was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameRiki Kadonaga
Custodian Identification Number5547
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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