Chitose Kawakami

Chitose Kawakami

Her maiden name was Chitose Yamaoka. She was born on 16 January 1911. She was a housewife. Her family includes Hakichiro Yamaoka (father), Take Yamaoka (mother; nee Take Kagimoto), Jitsuo Kawakami (husband), Hajime Kawakami (son), Aiko Kawakami (daughter) and Setsuko Kawakami (daughter). Her home address is listed as 120 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameChitose Kawakami
Custodian Identification Number11549
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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