1350: Bunjiro Ohashi

1350: Bunjiro Ohashi

Bunjiro Ohashi

Ohashi was born on 29 August 1881. He was a storekeeper of a confectionery, selling groceries, fruit, and tobacco. His family includes Mitsuko Ohashi (wife; nee Mitsuko Nakamura) and Kazuko Ohashi (daughter). His home address is listed as 139 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC which he owned. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC, to 3631 Lorne Crescent, Montreal, QC and to 6473 Bannantyne Avenue, Verdun, Montreal, QC. A letter dated 3 September 1942 is addressed to him care of J.H. Mitchell at Tete Jaune, BC. His home and business were seized and sold to John Vincent Hathaway and Ethel Dorothy Hathaway, including all fixtures and equipment. His household belongings were both sold under duress and seized.
Sex M
Date of Birth 29 August 1881
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Kaslo, BC
C-9317 (1280-1400)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1350
Name Bunjiro Ohashi
Not Before: 29 March 1942
Not After: 20 October 1950



1350: Bunjiro Ohashi


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