John Deshima

John Deshima

He was born on 2 January 1907. He is also listed on the files as John Ichio Deshima (possibly John Ichio Idegama). He was a sulphur burner employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Gin Deshima (mother; nee Gin Shishikura), Tomekura Deshima (father), and Yuriko Deshima (wife; nee Yuriko Kato). His home address is listed as 516 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.

Metadata

ForenameJohn
SurnameDeshima
Regularized NameJohn Deshima
Custodian Identification Number8053
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceTashme, BC

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

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