11600: Shinjiro Kitagawa

11600: Shinjiro Kitagawa

Shinjiro Kitagawa

He was born on 12 August 1877. He was a millhand employed by B.C. Fir Lumber Company. His family includes Macohite Kitagawa [likely Makohite Kitagawa] (father), Sode Kitagawa (mother), Nuie Kitagawa [also listed as Nui Kitagawa] (wife; nee Nui Matsumoto or Nuie Matsumoto), Akiko Irie (daughter; nee Akiko Kitagawa), Eiko Maruno (daughter; nee Eiko Kitagawa), Toshiko Kitagawa (daughter), and Sadako Kitagawa (daughter). His home address is listed as 133 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Fort William, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 12 August 1877
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Fort William, ON
C-9409 (2190-2276)
Type Person
Custodian Number 11600
Name Shinjiro Kitagawa



11600: Shinjiro Kitagawa


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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