2763: Enji Ariza

2763: Enji Ariza

Enji Ariza

He was born on 13 April 1896. He was a millwright employed by Farnridge Lumber Company, Haney, BC. His family includes Kana Ariza (mother), Chotaro Ariza (father), Riku Ariza (wife; nee Riku Okita), Takeru Ariza (son), Isao Ariza (son), Ukuye Ariza (daughter), and San Ariza (son). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Whonnock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Portage La Prairie, MB and Winnipeg, MB where he died on 13 November 1948.
Sex M
Date of Birth 13 April 1896
Date of Death 13 November 1948
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Portage La Prairie, MB
Winnipeg, MB
Locations before uprooting
C-9330 (1867-1979)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2763
Name Enji Ariza



2763: Enji Ariza


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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