2378: Morikichi Shigematsu

2378: Morikichi Shigematsu

Morikichi Shigematsu

He was born on 19 July 1881. He was a gardener. His family includes Utaro Shigematsu (father) and Ritsu Shigematsu (wife; nee Ritsuko Takayama). His home address is listed as 348 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 124 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 19 July 1881
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
C-9329 (870-882)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2378
Name Morikichi Shigematsu



2378: Morikichi Shigematsu


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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