Shizuo Kotani

Shizuo Kotani

He was born on 20 April 1920. He was a grocery store clerk. His family includes Shima Kotani (mother; nee Shima Kakinauchi) and Kumataro Kotani (father). His home address is listed as 306 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to the residential school at Lejac, BC.


Regularized NameShizuo Kotani
Custodian Identification Number14637
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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