Yahei Kawabata

Yahei Kawabata

He was born on 19 February 1895. He was a shingle mill hand employed by Mc Nair Company, Stillwater BC. His family includes Kasuye Kawabata (wife). His home address is listed as 620 Powell Street, Vancouver BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Ottawa Mines, BC.


Regularized NameYahei Kawabata
Custodian Identification Number10003
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceOttawa Mines, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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