2152: Kanichi Yamada

2152: Kanichi Yamada

Kanichi Yamada

He was born on 1 September 1887. He was a gardener at G.F. Martin’s, summer home on Bowen Island. His family includes Ko Yamada (mother; nee Ko Kubo), Kamekichi Yamada (father), Masano Yamada (wife; nee Masano Kubo), Hiroshi Yamada (son), Kikue Yamada (daughter), Masao Yamada (son), Yoshiko Yamada (daughter), Tame Yamada (son), Raku Yamada [also listed as Luck Yamada] (son), Yemiko Yamada (daughter), Isamu Yamada (son), Mitsuo Yamada (son), and Kiyoto Yamada (son). His home address is listed as Gibson’s Landing, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 01 September 1887
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
New Denver, BC
Locations before uprooting
Gibson’s Landing
C-9327 (1185-1191)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2152
Name Kanichi Yamada



2152: Kanichi Yamada


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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