Chonosuke Kawaguchi

Chonosuke Kawaguchi

He was born on 21 January 1902. He was a logger employed by Trans-Pacific Lumber Company, Sarita Bay, BC. His family includes Kesa Kawaguchi (mother; nee Kesa Okamura), Choyemon Kawaguchi (father), Haruko Kawaguchi (wife; nee Haruko Idenoue), Masao Kawaguchi (son), Kazuko Kawaguchi (daughter), and Masaye Kawaguchi (daughter). His home address is listed as Sarita Bay, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 12 Mile Camp, Hope, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameChonosuke Kawaguchi
Custodian Identification Number12205
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Sarita Bay


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