Kanetaro Kawaguchi

Kanetaro Kawaguchi

He was born on 28 April 1894. He was a fisherman employed by Inverness Cannery Company, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Tsune Kawaguchi (mother), Kamekichi Kawaguchi (father), Kiyoko Kawaguchi [possibly Kiyoka Kawaguchi] (wife), and Kameo Kawaguchi (son). His home address is listed as 151 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. 215 Princess Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKanetaro Kawaguchi
Custodian Identification Number7657
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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