Yosokichi Kato

Yosokichi Kato

Bird Commission case file number 1221. Custodian file number 662. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_62_file_1221.)
He was born on 06 December 1879. He was a rooming house attendant. His family includes Tsuya Kato (mother; nee Tsuya Ogawa), Toji Kato (father), and Iya Kato (wife; nee Iya Sekiya; in Japan). His home address is listed as 125 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Darling & Company, Chatham, ON; 198 Bay Street North, Hamilton, ON; 52 Burris Street, Hamilton, ON; and 163 Elgin Street, Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameYosokichi Kato
OccupationRooming house attendant
Street 125 East 2nd Avenue
Custodian Identification Number662
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Chatham, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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