11902: Rikichi Somiya

11902: Rikichi Somiya

Rikichi Somiya

He was born on 24 March 1909. He was a self-employed tinsmith. His family includes Daikichi Somiya (father), Shimo Somiya (mother; nee Shimo Koizumi), Naka Somiya (wife; nee Naka Yamamoto), Kazuo Somiya (son), Toshiro Somiya (son), Shizuko Somiya (daughter) and Masao Somiya (son). His home address is listed as 242 Main Street, Vancouver BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 24 March 1909
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Lemon Creek, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Reel
C-9412 (339-363)
Type Person
Custodian Number 11902
Name Rikichi Somiya

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11902: Rikichi Somiya

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Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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