Kamesuke Kanamoto

Kamesuke Kanamoto

He was born on 26 April 1884. He was a gardener employed by Mr. Bickle, Cumberland, BC. His family includes Chiyoe Kanamoto (wife; nee Chiyoe Tomita), Sadao Kanamoto (son), and Makoto Kanamoto (son). His home address is listed as box 524, Cumberland, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Coaldale, AB. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKamesuke Kanamoto
Custodian Identification Number4950
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


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