Yoshimitsu Akagawa

Yoshimitsu Akagawa

He was born on 13 July 1880. He was a minister employed by United Church of Canada and Fraser Valley Japanese Church. His family includes Kiyo Akagawa (mother; nee Kiyo Sjimokawa), Sadakichi Akagawa (father), Yasuno Akagawa (wife; nee Yasuno Ono), Ko Akagawa (daughter), and Joseph Akagawa [also listed as Joseph Ono] (adopted son). His home address is listed as North Road, Rural Route, No. 2, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Morris, MB and Winnipeg, MB.


Regularized NameYoshimitsu Akagawa
Custodian Identification Number4647
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Morris, MB
Residence (after uprooting)Winnipeg, MB
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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