5755: Genichi Nishimura

5755: Genichi Nishimura

Genichi Nishimura

He was born on 27 April 1881. He was a millhand employed by Fernridge Lumber Company, Haney, BC. His family includes Kiku Nishimura (mother), Genhachi Nishimura (father), Soto Nishimura (wife; in Japan), Kikue Nishimura (daughter; in Japan), and Tokiko Nishimura (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Haney, BC and Port Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB and Lethbridge, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 27 April 1881
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Coaldale, AB
Lethbridge, AB
Locations before uprooting
Port Hammond
C-9361 (1946-1989)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5755
Name Genichi Nishimura



5755: Genichi Nishimura


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