Kumataro Kotani

Kumataro Kotani

He was born on 18 September 1875. He was a retired boarding house keeper. His family includes Shima Kotani (wife), Torao Kotani (son), Tatsuo Kotani (son), Shizuo Kotani (son), Yoshimi Kotani (son), and Tomeki Kotani (son). His home address is listed as 306 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Taylor Lake, BC.


Regularized NameKumataro Kotani
Custodian Identification Number11731
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Taylor Lake, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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