Chujiro Kawamoto

Chujiro Kawamoto

Bird Commission case file number 1263. Custodian file number 1608. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_64_file_1263.)
Kawamoto was born on 19 May 1878. He was a fisherman. His family includes Tomo Kawamoto (mother; deceased at time of file), Yoshimatsu Kawamoto (father; deceased at time of file), Kisa Kawamoto (wife; nee Kisa Tomino), and Kinuyo Kawamoto (daughter). He lived at Vancouver Cannery, Eburne, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Kamloops, BC. His listed seized property includes: one-half acre farm with house in Municipality of Richmond, District of New Westminster, BC [listed as related to “the Veterans’ Land Act”]; wooden shed; boat “C.K.”; fishing equipment; household belongings; garden tools; food; stove; sewing machines; Japanese magazines.


Regularized NameChujiro Kawamoto
Custodian Identification Number1608
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Eburne


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