738: Chitagoro Iwabuchi

738: Chitagoro Iwabuchi

Chitagoro Iwabuchi

He was born on 21 February 1885. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers Limited, Sunnyside Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Takayo Iwabuchi (wife; nee Takayo Watanabe; in Japan) and Teruo Iwabuchi (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 33, Port Essington, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Pondosa Pine Lumber Company Limited, Monte Lake, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 21 February 1885
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Monte Lake, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 October 1946
Locations before uprooting
Port Essington
C-9311 (99-112)
Type Person
Custodian Number 738
Name Chitagoro Iwabuchi
Not Before: 26 March 1942
Not After: 15 July 1949



738: Chitagoro Iwabuchi


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Ophelie Alvaro
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