Kakuichi Ogawa

Kakuichi Ogawa

Ogawa was born on 10 June 1905. He was a mill hand employed by B.C. Pulp and Paper Company at Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Sei Ogawa (mother; in Japan), Kakuzo Ogawa (father; in Japan), Haruye Ogawa (wife; nee Haruye Shibata) and Kazumi Ogawa (son; born 6 January 1932). The address of his wife and son is listed as 8821 Osler Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park and then to Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946. His listed seized property includes a washing machine and household goods


Regularized NameKakuichi Ogawa
Custodian Identification Number1320
NationalityJapanese national
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


Custodian Case Files (1)


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