Michio Kawasaki

Michio Kawasaki

He was born on 10 November 1915. He is also listed in the file as Roy Kawasaki. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Taka Kuwazaki (mother), Kichitaro Kawasaki (father), Yaeko Kawasaki (wife; nee Yaeko Sogawa), Setsuko Kawasaki (daughter; born 10 January 1940), and Susumu Brian Kawasaki (son; born 10 October 1942). His home address is listed as Pender Harbour, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. His real estate at Pender Habour, BC, which included his home, a boat house, storage sheds and three floats, was seized and sold. His other listed seized property includes his cat and his dog, his fishing boat, the “Felix”, two radio sets, two sewing machines, thirty Arbutus wood candlesticks, a “large Stand and bowl-shaped Ornament which is rather valuable, as they are sold to tourists”, and the entire contents of his home, which were sold along with the home itself.

Metadata

ForenameMichio
SurnameKawasaki
Regularized NameMichio Kawasaki
Custodian Identification Number1596
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceSlocan, BC

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