Michael Soyei Kaneshiro

21 January 1927–7 May 2014 (Age 87)
Koolau, Kauai, Hawaii, United States

The Life of Michael Soyei

Michael Soyei Kaneshiro was born on 21 January 1927, in Koolau, Kauai, Hawaii, United States. He died on 7 May 2014, in Wahiawä, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 87.

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Michael Soyei Kaneshiro
Miwako Pauline Sugimoto

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World Events (3)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 32

Hawaii is the 50th state

Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘golden castle’; also pronounced Kinjo, and found mostly in western Japan. In the Ryūkyū Islands, the name is pronounced Kanegushiku.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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