Torao Kotani

Torao Kotani

He was born on 12 April 1914. He was a type setter employed by Daily News at 544 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shima Kotani (mother; nee Shima Kakino) and Kumataro Kotani (father). His home address is listed as 306 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Taylor Lake, BC.

Metadata

ForenameTorao
SurnameKotani
Regularized NameTorao Kotani
Custodian Identification Number12828
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceTaylor Lake, BC

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