Yoshizo Kobayakawa

Yoshizo Kobayakawa

He was born on 1 July 1898. He was a boat builder employed by Great Northern Cannery, Sherman, BC. His family includes Takichi Kobayakawa (father), Kameno Kobayakawa (wife; nee Kameno Ogawa; in Japan), Yoshiko Kobayakawa (daughter; in Japan), Tamotsu Kobayakawa (son; in Japan), Mamoru Kobayakawa (son; in Japan), Hiroko Kobayakawa (daughter; in Japan), and Toshikazu Kobayakawa (nephew; in Japan). His home address is listed as 226 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Sherman, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan in 1946.


Regularized NameYoshizo Kobayakawa
Custodian Identification Number13119
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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