1447: Mankichi Higo

1447: Mankichi Higo

Mankichi Higo

Higo was born on 05 September 1884. He was a fisherman employed by Anglo British Columbia Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Ichi Higo (wife; nee Ichi Hamasaki; in Japan) and Noboru Higo (son; born on 15 March 1927; in Japan). He lived in Steveston, BC and in Canee Pass, Westham Island, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB; Raymond, AB; Turin, AB; and Iron Springs, AB. His seized or destroyed property includes: boat “Skylark”; fishing equipment; carpenter’s tools; household belongings; boat building equipment; gramophone records; photos; garden tools; case of “Jap figures”; kimono [donated to U.N.R.R.A.]; Japanese books and novels [discarded].
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 September 1884
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Picture Butte, AB
Raymond, AB
Turin, AB
Iron Springs, AB
C-9319 (1417-1504)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1447
Name Mankichi Higo
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 24 March 1951



1447: Mankichi Higo


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