1428: Tsunekichi Yamada

1428: Tsunekichi Yamada

Tsunekichi Yamada

Yamada was born on 14 November 1881. He was a fisherman. His family includes Ochio Yamada (mother; nee Ochio Kuroka), Tokumatsu Yamada (father; deceased at time of file), and Shika Yamada (wife; nee Shika Yoshida). He lived in the Japanese Fishing Village of Storm Bay, Tofino, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Grand Forks, BC. His listed seized property includes: two houses; boat “Ditch Bay” [also, boat “T.Y.”]; fishing machine and other equipment; household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 14 November 1881
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Grand Forks, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9319 (510-557)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1428
Name Tsunekichi Yamada
Not Before: 23 March 1942
Not After: 14 June 1947



1428: Tsunekichi Yamada


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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