Tsuruzo Kawaguchi

Tsuruzo Kawaguchi

He was born on 10 January 1877. He was a self-employed carpenter. His occupation is also listed in the file as boat builder. His family includes Waki Kawaguchi (mother; in Japan), Choji Kawaguchi (father; deceased at time of file), Suyeno Kawaguchi (wife; nee Suyeno Matsobu), Noboru Kawaguchi (son), Toshi Kawaguchi (son), Goro Kawaguchi (son), Miyoko Kawaguchi (daughter), Suzuko Kawaguchi (daughter), Hiroshi Kawaguchi (son; birn 28 February 1927), and Masaki Kawaguchi (son; born 14 February 1930). His home address is listed as Alert Bay, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC where he died on 1 January 1943. His real estate, three quarters of an acre of land at Alert Bay, BC along with his home built on that lot, were seized and sold. His other listed seized property includes the boat building business (T.K & H.S. Boat Works) he owned at Alert Bay, BC with Hirokichi Shintani, boat building materials and equipment, tapestries, tools, and household belongings.


Regularized NameTsuruzo Kawaguchi
Custodian Identification Number1604
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Alert Bay


Custodian Case Files (1)


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