7161: Kamekichi Miyata

7161: Kamekichi Miyata

Kamekichi Miyata

He was born on 27 June 1870. He was a janitor employed by Canada Daily News, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sugi Miyata (wife), Tomotsu Ito (son; adopted into family; previously used the name Tomotsu Miyata), Hisashi Miyata (grandson), and Tsutomu Miyata (grandson). His home address is listed as 976 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC where he died on 21 August 1943.
Sex M
Date of Birth 27 June 1870
Date of Death 21 August 1943
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
New Denver, BC
C-9372 (1157-1173)
Type Person
Custodian Number 7161
Name Kamekichi Miyata



7161: Kamekichi Miyata


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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