Marie Kawamoto

Marie Kawamoto

Kawamoto was born on 08 November 1923. She was an unemployed student. Her family includes Koshio Kawamoto (mother; nee Koshio Okada) and Itokichi Kawamoto (father). She lived on Thorne Avenue, Burnaby, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. No seized property of Kawamoto’s listed in file; however, file contains correspondence by Kawamoto concerning her father’s belongings.


Regularized NameMarie Kawamoto
Custodian Identification Number1253
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Burnaby


Custodian Case Files (1)


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