Koichi Kawamoto

Koichi Kawamoto

Kawamoto was born on 26 December 1896. He was a baker and owned a business, a candy store. His family includes Masuyo Kawamoto (wife; nee Masuyo Tanehashi or possibly Masuyo Tahehashi), Hozum Kawamoto [possibly Hozumi Kawamoto or Hogumi Kawamoto] (son; born on 07 February 1927), Tomom Kawamoto [possibly Tomomi Kawamoto] (son; born on 14 May 1928), Hideak Kawamoto [possibly Hideaki Kawamoto] (son; born 09 November 1930), Yoneko Kawamoto (daughter; born 01 December 1932), James Kawamoto (son), and Kaji Kawamoto (daughter; born on 04 February 1937). He lived at 332 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC (same address as business) and was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON and then to Hamilton, ON (33 Wood Street, Hamilton, ON; 132 Young Street, Hamilton, ON). His listed seized property includes: store stock and fixtures; radios; bicycle


Regularized NameKoichi Kawamoto
Custodian Identification Number1191_xi
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceAngler, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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