Hamakichi Furuya

Hamakichi Furuya

He was formerly Hamakichi Fujiwara. He was born on 28 July 1890. He was a fruit salesman employed by Chess Brother Fruit Wholesale. His family includes Tamesaburo Furuya (father; formerly Tamesaburo Fujiwara), Saku Furuya (mother), Asa Furuya (wife; nee Asa Tsuyuki), Takeru Furuya (son), Minoru Furuya (son), and Toru Furuya [also listed as Joe Furuya] (son). His home address is listed as 904 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameHamakichi Furuya
Custodian Identification Number12057
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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