1710: Giichiro Watanabe

1710: Giichiro Watanabe

Giichiro Watanabe

He was born on 29 August 1888. He was a dry cleaner who did business under the name of Tokie Steam Dye Works, 611 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC. His family includes Hamako Watanabe [also listed in the file as Hama Watanabe] (wife; nee Hamake Osawa or Hana Osawa). His home address is listed as 1808 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC, and Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 29 August 1888
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Sandon, BC
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
C-9323 (1216-1267)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1710
Name Giichiro Watanabe



1710: Giichiro Watanabe


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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