Rinsaburo Kagawa

Rinsaburo Kagawa

Kagawa was born on 24 August 1870. He was a rooming house keeper of Togo Rooms. His family includes Kuni Kagawa (wife) and Masayuki Kagawa (son; in Woodfibre, BC). His home address is listed as 331 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. Valemount, BC, is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Taylor Lake, BC and to Lillooet, BC. His listed seized property includes a R.C.A. Victor radio.


Regularized NameRinsaburo Kagawa
Custodian Identification Number1386
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTaylor Lake, BC
ResidenceLillooet, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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