Kokichi Sawada

Kokichi Sawada

He was born on 22 September 1880. He was a self-employed carpenter. His family includes Ishi Sawada (mother; nee Ishi Morimoto), Yoshitaro Sawada (father), Haruki Sawada (wife), and Takao Sawada (son). His home address is listed as 344 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946.


Regularized NameKokichi Sawada
Custodian Identification Number9656
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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