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Kumasaburo "George" Kojimoto (ca.1880-1907)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Weekly Star - Friday, November 15, 1907

Japanese Boy Dead, 1907

    K. Kojimoto, a young Japanese about 25 years of age, died yesterday morning at the General hospital from kidney trouble [Bright's disease]. The deceased was a brother of Henry Kojimoto, the popular proprietor of the Golden Eagle hotel. For a long time the young man was with Captain Horrigan at Carcross and was later in business for himself at Conrad where he was well liked. The funeral will take place today, probably at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

    This is the first time death has invaded the ranks of the local Japanese colony.

The Weekly Star - Friday, November 22, 1907

Funeral of Japanese Largely Attended, 1907

    The funeral of K. Kojimoto, the young Japanese who was buried from Christ church at 2 o'clock last Friday afternoon, was largely attended, many of the citizens of the town being present. The exercises were conducted by Rev. H. A. Cody. Interment was in the local cemetery.