Kanejiro Kawai

Kanejiro Kawai

He was born on 21 February 1888. He was a watchmaker. His family includes Tose Kawai (mother), Kisuke Kawai (father), Nobu Kawai (wife; nee Nobu Yamada), Mitsuo Kawai [also listed as Mitsuo Ted Kawai] (son), Hanako Kawai [also listed as Hanako Hannah Kawai] (daughter),Toshiko Kawai [also listed as Toshiko Jennie Kawai] (daughter), and Teruko Kawai [also listed as Teruko Jane Kawai] (daughter). 310 Main Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Roseberry, BC; New Denver, BC; and Montreal, QC.


Regularized NameKanejiro Kawai
Custodian Identification Number14105
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceRoseberry, BC
ResidenceNew Denver, BC
ResidenceMontreal, QC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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