Yaozo Kanaya

Yaozo Kanaya

Kanaya was born on 24 June 1879. He was a railway coach cleaner employed by Canadian National Railway Company. His family includes Midori Kanaya (wife). He lived at 1227 Water Street, Prince Rupert, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and died there on 09 November 1944. His listed seized property includes: household belongings; 1227 Water Street, Prince Rupert, BC.


Regularized NameYaozo Kanaya
Custodian Identification Number1247
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC


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