Itoko Kawata

Itoko Kawata

She was born on 3 June 1916. She was a housewife. Her family includes Nobu Shimizu (mother), Kumazo Shimizu [possibly Kumzo Shimizu or Kumago Shimizu] (father), Yoshitoshi Kawata (husband), Akio Kawata (son), and Fumiko Kawata (daughter). Her home address is listed as Rural Route, No. 1, Cumberland, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameItoko Kawata
Custodian Identification Number4014
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


Custodian Case Files (1)


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