Kosho Kawamoto

Kosho Kawamoto

She was born on 14 March 1881. Her maiden name is Kosho Okada. She was a housewife. Her family includes Miya Okada (mother; nee Miya Komeya), Kikumatsu Okada (father), and Itokichi Kawamoto (husband). Her home address is listed as Thorne Avenue, Elsona P.O., Burnaby, BC. Sherman P.O. West, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameKosho Kawamoto
Custodian Identification Number3152
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Burnaby


Custodian Case Files (1)


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