Kamekichi Chiba

Kamekichi Chiba

He was born on 27 June 1887 [possibly 17 June 1887]. He was a sawmill worker previously employed by Burke Lumber Company, 8708 Yukon Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Fujie Chiba (wife; deceased). His home address is listed as 242 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 8870 Selkirk Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC.


Regularized NameKamekichi Chiba
Custodian Identification Number12294
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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