Sanji Chiba

Sanji Chiba

Chiba was born on 14 January 1911. He is also named as Edward Sanji Chiba (E.S. Chiba) in the file. He was a cleaner, owning a dry cleaning business called B.C. Pantorium. His family includes Kichino Chiba (mother), Kinji Chiba (father; ne Kinji Sugawara), and Fumi Chiba (wife; in Japan). He lived at 433 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC [same address as business], was forcibly uprooted to Angler Interment Camp, Angler, ON, and then moved to Pigeon Timber Company, Neys, ON. Property seized or sold under duress: sewing machines, pressing machine and boiler, piano, household belongings.


Regularized NameSanji Chiba
Custodian Identification Number1202_xi
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Neys, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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