James Kumagai

James Kumagai

He was born on 13 October 1910. His name is also listed as James Akira Kumagai. He was a newspaper clerk. His family includes Misa Kumagai (mother; nee Misa Komatsu) and Jenjuro Kumagai (father). His home address is listed as 958 Brunette Street, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC and Port Credit, ON.


Regularized NameJames Kumagai
Custodian Identification Number12896
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Port Credit, ON
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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