12533: Sueshige Kira

12533: Sueshige Kira

Sueshige Kira

He was born on 14 November 1903. He was a logger. His family includes Miyo Kira (mother; nee Miyo Kawagoe), Nazo Kira (father), Kimiko Kira (wife; nee Kimiko Oikawa), Takashi Kira (son), Masaru Samuel Kira (son), and Setsuko Kira (daughter). Rural Route No. 1, Haney, BC and 835 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 14 November 1903
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
New Denver, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
C-9416 (167-176)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12533
Name Sueshige Kira



12533: Sueshige Kira


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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