4250: Niziro Hirota

4250: Niziro Hirota


He was born on 5 January 1895. He was a fisherman employed by Great West Packing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Tsuru Hirota (wife). His home address is listed as Box 232, House No. 12, Great West Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and Turin, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 January 1895
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Picture Butte, AB
Turin, AB
C-9343 (1737-1775)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4250
Name Niziro Hirota



4250: Niziro Hirota


Metadata Author: Zoe Hong
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