48. Kozaki, I


Iwamatsu KOZAKI(1-2) was born on 4 October 1887 in Nakalsuinura, Fukuokaken, Japan.(3-4).   He submitted draft registration cards for WWI on 5 June 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah where he was a laborer working for Utah Iron and Steel Company in Midvale.(4).  Iwamatsu was married, short in height, medium build with dark brown eyes and black hair.(4)  On his draft card is a handwritten note stating:  "The race of the Japanese is so violently discussed that answer to number ten is almost universal" whereas, question number ten asks race to which is handwritten, “don’t know.”(4)  Iwamatsu died in a gas explosion in Frontier No. 1 coal mine on 14 August 1923 at the age of 35 in Frontier, Wyoming.(3)  His body was shipped to Denver, Colorado where he was cremated.(3)

Sources:
      1. Kemmerer Republican, (Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming), 24 August 1923, page 1, microfilm; Lincoln County Library, 519 Emerald Street, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming 83101.
      2. Sneddon Robert T.  Inspector (Dist 1) & Robert V. Hotchkiss Inspector (Dist2), "State Coal Mine Inspectors Of Wyoming, Districts No. 1 and 2," year:  1923; report, 1923; , Wyoming State Archives on microfilm, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
      3. Iwamatsu, death certificate file no. 1481 (14 August 1923), State of Wyoming, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
      4. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch," digital, FamilySearch, FamilySearch.org (: online digital 11 March 2018), Iwamatsu Kozaki; citing United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:29JM-LD1 : 12 December 2014), Iwomatsu Kozaki, 1917-1918; citing Salt Lake City no 1, Salt Lake City no 2, Utah, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,983,912.

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