2380: Shigio Furukawa

2380: Shigio Furukawa

Shigio Furukawa

He was born on 20 August 1912. He was a labourer in a cannery employed by Francis Millerd Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Ina Yoshi Furukawa (mother; nee Ina Yoshi Kawa), Yaichi Furukawa (father), Ruth Yaeko Furukawa [also listed as Yayeko Furukawa] (wife; nee Ruth Yaeko Yoshida or Yayeko Yoshida), and Kenneth Hideo Furukawa (son). His home address is listed as 391 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Sherman, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC and Picture Butte, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 August 1912
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
Picture Butte, AB
C-9329 (893-907)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2380
Name Shigio Furukawa



2380: Shigio Furukawa


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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