Frederick Kato

Frederick Kato

Also listed as "Frederick Takao Kato" and "Frederick Takeo Koto" in his Bird Commission file. Bird Commission case file number 1182. Custodian file number 4996. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_60_file_1182.)
He was born on 26 April 1902. He is also listed as Frederick Takeo. He was an assistant manager employed by Royston Lumber Company Limited, Royston, BC. His family includes Yuke Kato (mother; nee Yuke Niikura), Mansaburo Kato [possibly Mansabro Kato] (father), Hamako Kato (wife; nee Hamako Wakamura), Naomi Kato [also listed as Eiko Kato] (daughter), Robert Kato [also listed as Kazuo Kato] (son), and Irene Kato [also listed as Yoshiko Kato] (daughter). His home address is listed as Royston, BC, Rural Route No. 1, Cumberland, BC and 326 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Summerville, ON and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameFrederick Kato
Regularized NameFred Kato
Custodian Identification Number4996
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Summerville, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
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