Koto Kato

Koto Kato

She was born on 23 May 1891. Her maiden name is Koto Inouye. She was a housewife. Her family includes Miya Inouye (mother; nee Miya Amano), Kinpachi Inouye (father), Sahei Kato (husband) and Tetsu Kato (daughter). Her home address is listed as 791 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKoto Kato
Custodian Identification Number13161
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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