Kiyoko Kawaguchi

Kiyoko Kawaguchi

She was born on 8 September 1901. Her maiden name is Kiyoko Iwasaki. She was a dressmaker employed by Toyo Cleaner, Mrs. H. Kekuichi. Her family includes Kanetaro Kawaguchi (husband) and Kameo Kawaguchi (son). Her home address is listed as 151 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. 215 Princess Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKiyoko Kawaguchi
Custodian Identification Number7808
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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