Zenzo Kanno

Zenzo Kanno

He was born on 23 February 1886. He was a shingle bolt worker employed by Capilano Shingle Company, Mission, BC. His family includes Yone Kanno (wife; in Japan), Richard Kanno [also listed as Tsugio Kanno] (son), Hideo Kanno (son; in Japan), Kanoko Kanno (daughter; in Japan), Tsukeo Kanno (son), and Yoshie Kanno (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 1615 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Rocky Mountain House, AB and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameZenzo Kanno
Custodian Identification Number3574
Residence (after uprooting)Rocky Mountain House, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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