804: Ushikichi Miyagishima

804: Ushikichi Miyagishima

Ushikichi Miyagishima

He was born on 20 October 1891. He was a sawmill worker employed by Cartwright Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Tatsu Miyagishima (wife), Takashi Miyagishima (son), Shizuye Miyagishima (daughter), Noboru Miyagishima (son), Sakaye Miyagishima (daughter) and Tamotsu Miyagishima (son). His home address is listed as 221 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and Beverly, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 October 1891
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Beverly, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9312 (41-54)
Type Person
Custodian Number 804
Name Ushikichi Miyagishima
Not Before: 22 March 1942
Not After: 20 May 1949



804: Ushikichi Miyagishima


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Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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