1272: Ainosuke Origuchi

1272: Ainosuke Origuchi

Ainosuke Origuchi

Origuchi was born on 26 June 1924. He was a boat puller employed by North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Masa Origuchi (mother) and Yasujiro Origuchi (father). He lived at North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: carpenter’s tools.
Sex M
Date of Birth 26 June 1924
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
C-9316 (1861-1871)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1272
Name Ainosuke Origuchi
Not Before: 25 March 1942
Not After: 17 October 1946



1272: Ainosuke Origuchi


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