808: Kunisaburo Miwa

808: Kunisaburo Miwa

Kunisaburo Miwa

He was born on 19 March 1879. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Prince Rupert, BC. His family includes Chiye Miwa (mother; nee Chiye Usami), Masaburo Miwa (father), Machi Miwa (wife; nee Machi Hida) and Komao Miwa [also known as Komao Hida] (adopted son). His home address is listed as Box 392, Prince Rupert, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Nakusp, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 19 March 1879
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
New Denver, BC
Nakusp, BC
Locations before uprooting
Prince Rupert
C-9312 (135-165)
Type Person
Custodian Number 808
Name Kunisaburo Miwa
Not Before: 30 March 1942
Not After: 25 September 1947



808: Kunisaburo Miwa


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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