Masuyo Kawamoto

Masuyo Kawamoto

She was born on 29 April 1906. Her maiden name is Masuyo Tanehashi. She was a housewife. Her family includes Shige Tanehashi (mother), Tsujimatsu Tanehashi (father), Koichi Kawamoto (husband), Kay Takenaka [also listed as Takami Takenaka] (daughter; nee Kay Kawamoto [also listed as Takami Kawamoto]), Yoshimasa Kawamoto (son), Hozumi Kawamoto (son), Tomomi Kawamoto (son), Hideaki Kawamoto (son), Yoneko Kawamoto (daughter), and Koji Kawamoto [also listed as James Kawamoto] (son). Her home address is listed as 412 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and 332 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameMasuyo Kawamoto
Custodian Identification Number12945
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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