1752: Shinsuke Shinya

1752: Shinsuke Shinya

Shinsuke Shinya

He was born on 24 February 1879. He was a cannery worker employed by B.C. Packers Company Limited, Sunnyside Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Kitayo Shinya (wife; nee Kitayo Yamada), Toshie Shinya (daughter), Akiyo Shinya (son), Shini Shinya (son), Yoshiko Shinya (daughter), and Kikuye Shinya (daughter). His home address is listed as Sunnyside Cannery, Skeena River, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and Slocan, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 24 February 1879
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Sandon, BC
Slocan, BC
C-9324 (427-450)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1752
Name Shinsuke Shinya



1752: Shinsuke Shinya


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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