1656: Eiko Oshiro

1656: Eiko Oshiro

Eiko Oshiro

He was born on 10 February 1887. He was a logger employed by Robert McNair Shingle Company Limited, Stillwater, BC. His family includes Mieko Oshiro (wife; nee Mieko Gushiken; in Japan), Hideyuki Oshiro (son; in Japan), Ritsuko Oshiro (daughter; in Japan), and Michiko Oshiro [also named as Mitsuko Oshiro] (daughter; in Japan). He lived at Taira Camp, Stillwater, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Thunder River, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes 17 acres of “wild land” in Langley, BC [sold to The Director, The Veterans’ Land Act] under the name E. Gushiken [actually Eiko Oshiro, the surname being Oshiro’s wife’s maiden name]; a shack at Taira Camp, Stillwater, BC; logging equipment and tools; and household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 10 February 1887
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Thunder River, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9322 (1634-1666)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1656
Name Eiko Oshiro
Not Before: 21 March 1942
Not After: 02 November 1947



1656: Eiko Oshiro


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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