Kenichiro Kawakami

Kenichiro Kawakami

Kawakami was born on 14 November 1874. He was an unemployed widower; he is listed as formerly being a railway worker until the end of 1940. His family includes Hido Kawakami (mother; nee Hido Akagi; deceased at time of file), Takijiro Kawakami (father; deceased at time of file), and Kikue Kawakami (son). He lived at 886 Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and 120 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. His listed seized property includes: property, house, and wood shed at 886 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC [registered in the name of Kawakami’s son, Kikue]; household belongings; icebox; sewing machines; gas stove and electric stove; carpenter’s tools.


Regularized NameKenichiro Kawakami
Custodian Identification Number1606
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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