12856: Yoshikichi Minato

12856: Yoshikichi Minato

Yoshikichi Minato

He was born on 16 September 1889. He was a logger employed by Deep Bay Logging Company, Fanny Bay, BC. His family includes Masano Minato (wife; nee Masano Sato) and Yoshitaro Minato (son; born on 01 September 1929). He lived in Fanny Bay, BC and Blue River, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Tashme, BC. His listed seized property includes household chattels; a sewing machine and equipments; a gramophone and records; and carpenter’s tools. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 16 September 1889
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
Fanny Bay
Blue River
C-9418 (1002-1007)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12856
Name Yoshikichi Minato
Not Before: 12 September 1942
Not After: 18 September 1944



12856: Yoshikichi Minato


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