Torazo Kawahira

Torazo Kawahira

He was born on 3 January 1883. He was a logger. His family includes Yukino Kawahira (wife; nee Naga; in Japan), Masanobu Kawahira (son), Ichiko Kawahira (daughter; in Japan) and Setsuko Kawahira (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Hillcrest, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameTorazo Kawahira
Custodian Identification Number15265
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Popoff Farms, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Hillcrest, BC


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