Kisaburo Urata

Kisaburo Urata

He was born on 20 January 1898. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Takeyo Urata (wife; nee Takeyo Iwahashi), Minoru Urata (son; in Japan) and Sanaye Urata (daughter). His home address is listed as 396 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Otter Bay, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946.


Regularized NameKisaburo Urata
Custodian Identification Number3141
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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