2179: Hiroji Sonoda

2179: Hiroji Sonoda

Hiroji Sonoda

He was born on 17 December 1897. He was an elevator operator at the Abbotsford Hotel, 931 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Taki Sonoda (mother), Ganpachi Sonoda (father), Kanayo Suzuki [also written as Kania Suzuki] (wife; separated at time of file), Teruo Sonoda (son), Takasaki Sonoda (son), and Hideo Sonoda [also written as Hidao Sonoda] (son). His home address is listed as 855 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 17 December 1897
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Lethbridge, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9327 (1741-1751)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2179
Name Hiroji Sonoda



2179: Hiroji Sonoda


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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