1441: Toyohisa Koyanagi

1441: Toyohisa Koyanagi

Toyohisa Koyanagi

Koyanagi was born on 01 July 1899. He was a fisherman employed by Terra Nova Cannery, Marpole, BC. His family includes Ikuno Koyanagi (mother; in Japan), Gitaro Koyanagi (father; in Japan), Ino Koyanagi (wife; nee Ino Harada), Keiichi Koyanagi (son; born on 28 October 1927), Saburo Koyanagi (son; born on 10 September 1929), Nobuko Koyanagi (daughter; born on 03 October 1936), Kanae Koyanagi (daughter; born on 11 December 1940), and Shiro Koyanagi (daughter; 10 December 1940). He lived in Eburne, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC, Lethbridge, AB, and Taber, AB. His listed seized property includes: boat “T.K.”/“Nobuko”; fishing equipment; household belongings; gramophone and records; sewing machine.
Sex M
Date of Birth 01 July 1899
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Lemon Creek, BC
Lethbridge, AB
Taber, AB
C-9319 (1132-1187)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1441
Name Toyohisa Koyanagi
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 23 June 1949



1441: Toyohisa Koyanagi


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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