1318: Iwakichi Ogawa

1318: Iwakichi Ogawa

Iwakichi Ogawa

Ogawa was born on 5 May 1888. He was a fisherman, employed by Sunnyside Cannery, Skeena River. His family includes Mitsuye Ogawa (wife; in Japan), Toshio Ogawa (son; born 24 September 1927; in Japan), Aiko Ogawa (daughter; born 3 January 1929; in Japan), and Kiyoko Ogawa (daughter; born 5 February 1931; in Japan). His father is listed as deceased and no name is provided. His home address is listed as Sunnyside Cannery, Skeena River, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Three Valley Camp, Revelstoke, BC on 21 April 1942, then to Vernon, BC, and to East Kelowna on 3 November 1946. His listed seized property includes a Marconi Mantel Radio, three “B” radio batteries, one “A” radio battery, and one Hot Shot battery.
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 May 1888
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Revelstoke, BC
Locations before uprooting
Skeena River
C-9317 (364-377)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1318
Name Iwakichi Ogawa
Not Before: 26 March 1942
Not After: 05 March 1947



1318: Iwakichi Ogawa


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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