Tomoki Kawabe

Tomoki Kawabe

Bird Commission case file number 1028. Custodian file number 5410. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_52_file_1028)
He was born on 5 March 1890. He was a self-employed contractor for lumber. His family includes Sue Kawabe (wife; nee Sue Usukawa), Tsutomu Kawabe (son), Setsuko Kawabe (daughter), and Rei Kawabe (son). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 162, Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC, St. Catharines, ON and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameTomoki Kawabe
Custodian Identification Number5410
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)St Catharines, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Chemainus


Custodian Case Files (1)
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