Gentaro Wakabayashi

Gentaro Wakabayashi

He was born on 21 Jully 1900. He was a millhand empployed by Albert Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Yone Wakabayashi (mother; nee Yone Kitamura), Shintaroo Wakabayashi (father), Yasue Wakabayashi (wife; nee Yasue Kobayashi), Tsutomu Wakabayashi (son), and Shinji Wakabayashi (son). 8055 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC and 9180 Hudson Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Hope, BC and Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameGentaro Wakabayashi
Custodian Identification Number14210
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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