Kiyoshi Kumagai

Kiyoshi Kumagai

He was born on 2 September 1904. He was a sawmill worker employed by Powell Lumber Company. His family includes Hagino Kumagai (mother), Kyunosuke Kumagai (father), Shitsue Kumagai (wife; nee Shitsue Sakakibara), Fusako Kumagai (daughter), Kiichi Kumagai [also listed as Keichi Kumagai] (son), and Tetsuo Kumagai (son). 1270 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC.


Regularized NameKiyoshi Kumagai
Custodian Identification Number14838
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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