9559: Rokuro Iwai

9559: Rokuro Iwai

Rokuro Iwai

He was born on 19 December 1897. He was a cleaner and presser. His family includes Nui Iwai (mother; nee Nui Kawasaki), Eiji Iwai (father), Shizu Iwai (wife; nee Shizu Matsuno), Toshihito Iwai (son), Takeshi Iwai (son). His home address is listed as 3212 Dunbat Street, Vancouver, BC. 519 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and 29 O’Hara Street, Toronto, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 19 December 1897
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Toronto, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9392 (796-808)
Type Person
Custodian Number 9559
Name Rokuro Iwai



9559: Rokuro Iwai


Metadata Author: Lindsey Jacobson
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