2983: James Shimizu

2983: James Shimizu

James Shimizu

He was born on 13 November 1888. His name is also listed as James Motoji Shimizu. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hatsu Nakamora (mother), Arthur Shimizu [also Arthur Shao Shimizu] (son), and Mary Shimizu (daughter). His home address is listed as 325 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 13 November 1888
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
C-9332 (1873-1880)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2983
Name James Shimizu



2983: James Shimizu


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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