9579: Kyuhachi Honkawa

9579: Kyuhachi Honkawa

Kyuhachi Honkawa

He was born on 23 June 1896. He was a millhand employed by Victoria Lumber Company, Chemainus, BC. His family includes Chizu Honkawa (mother), Kumakichi Honkawa (father), Kise Honkawa (wife; nee Kise Takarafuji), Isamu Honkawa (son), Hisae Honkawa (daughter), Takazo Honkawa (son) and Kimie Honkawa (daughter). His home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and Geraldton, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 23 June 1896
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Geraldton, ON
C-9392 (1243-1282)
Type Person
Custodian Number 9579
Name Kyuhachi Honkawa



9579: Kyuhachi Honkawa


Metadata Author: Lindsey Jacobson
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