Kenichi Wakabayashi

Kenichi Wakabayashi

He changed his name to George Ken Wake. He was the proprietor of Avalon Apartments at 165 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC where he lived before being forcibly uprooted (Source: bca_f0_gr0268_14_03.pdf). He also owned property at 117-119-121 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. Bird Commission case file number 1048. Custodian file number 1432. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_53_file_1048)

Metadata

SurnameWakabayashi
ForenameKenichi
Regularized NameKenichi Wakabayashi
Custodian Identification Number1432
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceToronto, ON
ResidenceToronto, ON
ResidenceToronto, ON

Terminology

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