Kinji Chiba

Kinji Chiba

He was born on 25 June 1875; he died on 27 May 1942 in Vernon. He was retired. His birth name is Kinji Sugawara. His family includes Kichino Chiba (wife), Kinzaburo Chiba (son), Sanji Chiba (son), and Betty Ouchi [also listed as Yoko Ouchi] (daughter; nee Betty Chiba [also Yoko Chiba]). His home address is listed as 439 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC. No seized property is listed in the file.


Regularized NameKinji Chiba
Custodian Identification Number12865
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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