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), Saku Furuya (mother), Asa Furuya (wife; nee Asa Tsuyuki), Takeru Furuya (son), Minoru Furuya (son), and Joe Furuya [also listed as Toru Furuya] (son). His home address is listed as 904 East Hastings Street, Vancouver BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.

Metadata

ForenameHamakichi
SurnameFuruya
Regularized NameHamakichi Furuya
Custodian Identification Number12057
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC

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Terminology

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