Kay Kawamoto

Kay Kawamoto

She was born on 6 December 1923. Her name is also listed as Kay Takami Kawamoto. Her married name is Kay Takenaka or Kay Takami Takenaka. She was a clerk employed by M. Furuya Company, 318 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Masuyo Kawamoto (mother; nee Masuyo Tanehashi), Koichi Kawamoto (father), and Tori Takenaka (father). Her home address is listed as 412 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Belleville, ON and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameKay Kawamoto
Custodian Identification Number12957
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceBelleville, ON
ResidenceToronto, ON


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