9944: Toru Koyanagi

9944: Toru Koyanagi

Toru Koyanagi

He was born on 28 November 1894. He was a fisherman employed by BC Packers, Steveston BC. His family includes Kikuji Koyanagi (father), Haru Koyanagi (wife; nee Haru Sakai), Tsuyuko Koyanagi (daughter), Kinuko Koyanagi (daughter), Michiyo Koyanagi (daughter), Sumiyo Koyanagi (daughter), Hiroko Koyanagi (daughter), Ikuyo Koyanagi (daughter), Nanako Koyanagi (daugher), Eiko Koyanagi (daughter), Noriko Koyanagi (daughter), Akiko Koyanagi (daughter). His home address is listed as 27 Miller Road, Eburne BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 28 November 1894
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Lemon Creek, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Reel
C-9395 (1794-1813)
Type Person
Custodian Number 9944
Name Toru Koyanagi

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9944: Toru Koyanagi

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Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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