2241: Torao Hirashima

2241: Torao Hirashima

Torao Hirashima

He was born on 6 October 1900. He was a farmer. His family includes Asa Hirashima (mother; nee Asa Iwaihara), Torakichi Hirashima (father), Yumiko Hirashima (wife; nee Yumiko Yoshioka), Tomio Hirashima (son), Hatsue Hirashima (daughter), Setsuko Hirashima (daughter). His home address is listed as 141 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Neys, ON and Homewood, MB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 06 October 1900
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Neys, ON
Homewood, MB
Locations before uprooting
Pitt Meadows
C-9328 (176-185)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2241
Name Torao Hirashima



2241: Torao Hirashima


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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