James Kono

James Kono

He was born on 2 November 1920. His name is also listed as Hisayuki Kono. He was a fireman employed by Allan Butler Shingle Company Limited, Ruskin, BC. His family includes Itoyo Kono (mother; nee Itoyo Sakta) and Jitsugo Kono (father). His home address is listed as Ruskin, BC. Jasper, AB is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to 11 Mile Camp, Hope, BC.


Regularized NameJames Kono
Custodian Identification Number15212
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Ruskin


Custodian Case Files (1)


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