Tobei Kawabata

Tobei Kawabata

He was born on 1 April 1889. He was a sawmill hand employed by Hillcrest Lumber Company, Duncan, BC. His family includes Tsugiye Kawabata (wife; nee Tsugiye Komatsu), and Asako Kawabata (daughter). His home address is listed as Box 318, Duncan, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Port Credit, Ontario.


Regularized NameTobei Kawabata
Custodian Identification Number8206
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Duncan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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