Kinichi Kawata

Kinichi Kawata

He was born on 10 January 1883. He was a farmer. His family includes Kura Kawata (mother; nee Kura Hyodo) and Hanzaburo Kawataa (father). 666 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Cranbrook, BC. He died at Essondale Hospital on 22 January 1948.


Regularized NameKinichi Kawata
Custodian Identification Number15541
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Cranbrook, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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