14836: Torajiro Kitagawa

14836: Torajiro Kitagawa

Torajiro Kitagawa

He was born on 13 March 1899. He was a sawmill worker employed by B.C. Fir & Cedar Lumber, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Ito Kitagawa (mother; nee Ito Nishiyama), Manjiro Kitagawa (father), Shika Kitagawa (wife; nee Shika Takagishi), Tsutomu Kitagawa (son), Fumiko Kitagawa (daughter), and Naoe Kitagawa [also listed as Naoye Kitagawa] (daughter). His home address is listed as 332 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Pyramid Work Camp, BC; Black Spur, BC; and Thunder River via Blue River, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 13 March 1899
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Pyramid Work Camp, BC
Black Spur, BC
Date exiled to Japan 24 December 1946
C-9429 (1648-1664)
Type Person
Custodian Number 14836
Name Torajiro Kitagawa



14836: Torajiro Kitagawa


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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