5066: Keiji Minato

5066: Keiji Minato

Keiji Minato

He was born on 18 April 1900. He was a sawmill hand employed by The Royston Lumber Company, Cumberland, BC. His family includes Isaburo Minato (father), Umeko Minato (wife; nee Umeko Shimizu), Kaoru Minato (son), Sadao Minato (son), Haruo Minato [possibly Harvo Minato] (son), Kazuyoshi Minato (son), and Masayoshi Minato [also listed as Kenneth Minato] (son). His home address is listed as Cumberland, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Grindrod, BC and Minto Mine, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 18 April 1900
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Grindrod, BC
Minto Mine, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9351 (2491-2558)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5066
Name Keiji Minato



5066: Keiji Minato


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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