1260: Kiichiro Rikimaru

1260: Kiichiro Rikimaru

Kiichiro Rikimaru

Rikimaru was born on 25 January 1896. He was a fisherman and a boat builder employed by North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Asa Rikimaru (mother; nee Asa Tanekawa; in Japan), Kikujiro Rikimaru (father; deceased at time of file), and Kimi Rikimaru (wife). He lived at North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Ottawa Mines, Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “Miss Fuji” [possibly, boat “East Hope”]; fishing equipment; carpenter tools; household belongings; sewing machine.
Sex M
Date of Birth 25 January 1896
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
C-9316 (1725-1747)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1260
Name Kiichiro Rikimaru
Not Before: 26 March 1942
Not After: 07 March 1947



1260: Kiichiro Rikimaru


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