Kizo Wakabayashi

Kizo Wakabayashi

He was born on 12 November 1903. He operated National Grocery at 1708 East 9th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shizu Wakabayashi (mother; nee Shizu Yokotao), Sotaro Wakabayashi (father), Hatsu Wakabayashi (wife; nee Hatsu Ohashi), Kiyoshi Wakabayashi (son), and Kayoko Wakabayashi (daughter). 1708 East 9th Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKizo Wakabayashi
Custodian Identification Number13471
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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