478: Shoichi Kanayama

478: Shoichi Kanayama

Shoichi Kanayama

He was born on 03 December 1909. His name is also listed in the file as Masakuzu Shoichi. He was a millhand employed by BC Pulp and Paper Company Limited, Port Alice, BC. His family includes Haru Kanayama [possibly Horu Kanayama] (mother; nee Haru Yamada [possibly Horu Yamada]), Tatsujiro Kanayama (father), Kimiko Kanayama (wife; nee Kimiko Nakamoto), Mitsuo Kanayama (son), Barbara Sachiko Kanayama (daughter), and Takako Alice Kanayama (daughter). His home address is listed as Port Alice, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 14 Mile Ranch, Tashme, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 03 December 1909
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
C-9307 (1074-1077)
Type Person
Custodian Number 478
Name Shoichi Kanayama
Not Before: 21 March 1942
Not After: 24 September 1943



478: Shoichi Kanayama


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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