Shimeo Ban

Shimeo Ban

He was born on 11 November 1884. His birth name is Shimeo Kutsunai. He was a janitor. His family includes Kuno Ban (mother), Hyoemon Ban (father; formerly Hyoemon Koyama), Sawami Ban (wife; in Japan), Emiko Ban (daughter; in Japan), Sachio Ban (son; in Japan), Tashiko Ban (daughter; in Japan), Naoyuke Ban (son; in Japan), and Chizuko Ban (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 106 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC.


Regularized NameShimeo Ban
Custodian Identification Number13406
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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