Tsunetaro Kawakami

Tsunetaro Kawakami

He was born on 23 November 1881. He was a logger employed by Stave Lake Cedar Company in Suicide Creek BC. His family includes Chikayo Kawakami (wife), and Hifuma Kawakami (daughter). He lived in Dewdney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC.


Regularized NameTsunetaro Kawakami
Custodian Identification Number10138
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSandon, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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