734: Bunyei Iwanami

734: Bunyei Iwanami

Bunyei Iwanami

He was born on 18 January 1885. He was a millhand employed by Sprout Lake Lumber Mill, Sprout Lake, BC. His family includes s Hayo Iwaname (mother), Sojuro Iwaname (father), Koma Iwaname (wife; nee Koma Konishi), Takako Iwaname (daughter), Toshiye Iwaname (daughter), Yeiji Iwaname (son) and Sadae Kawakami (common-law wife). His home address is listed as Kleecoot, BC and Sprout Lake, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 18 January 1885
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
C-9310 (1903-1913)
Type Person
Custodian Number 734
Name Bunyei Iwanami
Not Before: 22 March 1942
Not After: 24 October 1946



734: Bunyei Iwanami


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Metadata Author: Ophelie Alvaro
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