Akira Kono

Akira Kono

He was born on 15 January 1886. He was a logger employed by the Jackson Logging Company, Wilson Creek, BC. His family includes Kame Kono (mother), Zenyemon Kono (father), Kuki Kono (wife; nee Kuki Miyoshi), Henry Kono [also listed as Henry Yoshiaki Kono] (son), Glen Kono [also listed as Teruaki Glen Kono] (son), Yasuke Kono [possibly Yesuke Kono] (daughter), and Tayeko Kono (daughter). His home address is listed as 666 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC.


Regularized NameAkira Kono
Custodian Identification Number7020
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan Extension, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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