6461: Risaburo Miyagishima

6461: Risaburo Miyagishima

Risaburo Miyagishima

He was born on 7 March 1895. He was a railway worker employed by Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Brookmere, BC. His family includes Kei Miyagishima (mother), Kanosuke Miyagishima [possibly Kansuke Miyagishima] (father), Koto Miyagishima (wife), Sumiko Miyagishima [possibly Sumeko Miyagishima] (daughter), Teruko Miyagishima (daughter), and Toshio Miyagishima (son). His home address is listed as 397 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 07 March 1895
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Greenwood, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9365 (845-859)
Type Person
Custodian Number 6461
Name Risaburo Miyagishima



6461: Risaburo Miyagishima


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