1388: Binsuke Higo

1388: Binsuke Higo

Binsuke

Higo was born on 11 October 1900. He was a fish buyer employed by B.C. Packers Limited, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Yuke Higo (mother), Zentaro Higo (father), Fumiko Higo (wife; nee Fumiko Ichino), Akeme Reginald Higo (son), Reyeko Higo (daughter), Emily Higo (daughter), and Hiromi Higo (child; born 11 May 1942). His home address is listed as 9134 Hudson Street, Vancouver, BC., which was also his fish store. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC and to Lethbridge, AB. In some correspondence his address is listed as Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC. His listed seized property includes his boat, “Higo,” which was sold to British Columbia Packers Limited, a Crossley Vanessa radio which was later shipped to him, and household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 11 October 1900
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Slocan Extension, BC
Lethbridge, AB
Reel
C-9318 (992-1054)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1388
Name Binsuke Higo
Dates
Not Before: 13 April 1942
Not After: 11 May 1951

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Title

1388: Binsuke Higo

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Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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