Tanezo Kawai

Tanezo Kawai

He was born on 15 February 1893. He was a sawmill hand. His family includes Sumako Kawai (wife; nee Sumako Yoshinaga), Fujiko Kawai (daughter), Yutaka Kawai (son), Hiroshi Kawai (son), Reiko Kawai (daughter), Tsuyako Kawai (daughter), and Atsuko Kawai (daughter). His home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC.


Regularized NameTanezo Kawai
Custodian Identification Number5194
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceLemon Creek, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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