639: Suekichi Honkawa

639: Suekichi Honkawa

Suekichi Honkawa

He was born on 21 June 1888. He was a self-employed boat carpenter. His family includes Shige Honkawa (wife), Hiroshi Honkawa (son), Fusaye Honkawa (daughter), and Takeo Honkawa (son). His home address is listed as Port Essington, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bridge River, BC and Lillooet, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 21 June 1888
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Bridge River, BC
Lillooet, BC
C-9309 (622-734)
Type Person
Custodian Number 639
Name Suekichi Honkawa
Not Before: 02 April 1942
Not After: 22 February 1951



639: Suekichi Honkawa


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Alex Yodistra
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