Miyoko Kawaguchi

Miyoko Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi was born on 20 June 1918 in Prince Rupert, BC. She is also named in the file as Miyo Kawaguchi and as Miyoko Kajima, her married name. She was a dressmaker. Her family includes Suyeno Kawaguchi (mother; nee Suyeno Matsugu), Tsuruzo Kawaguchi (father), and Noboru Kawaguchi [also, Noble Kawaguchi] (brother). She lived in Alert Bay, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and 3467 Ontario Avenue, Montreal, QC. Her listed seized property includes: “Balda Jewella” camera; sewing machine; radio.


Regularized NameMiyoko Kawaguchi
Custodian Identification Number1257
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceSlocan, BC
ResidenceMontreal, QC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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