Zenji Kawahara

Zenji Kawahara

He was born on 2 August 1905. He was a mill hand employed by Mayo Lumber Company, Duncan, BC. His family includes Sonoe Kawahara (mother), Toichi Kawahara (father), Chikae Kawahara [also listed as Chikaye Kawahara] (wife; nee Chikae Hashimura or Chikaye Hashimura), Miyoshi Kawahara (daughter), Shoji Kawahara (son), Tokio Kawahara (son), Reiko Kawahara (daughter), and Kazuko Kawahara (daughter). His home address is listed as Paldi, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 15 Mile Camp, Hope, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameZenji Kawahara
Custodian Identification Number12386
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Paldi


Custodian Case Files (1)


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