Chojuro Furutani

Chojuro Furutani

Bird Commission case file number 874. Custodian file number 4939. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_44_file_0874)
He was born on 20 July 1886. He is also listed as Chojaro Furutani. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Tsuru Furutani (mother; nee Tsuru Tomahara), Jitsutaro Furutani (father), Hanayo Furutani (wife; nee Hanayo Kanai), Misako Furutani (daughter), Minoru Furutani (son), Isamu Furutani (son), Yoshio Furutani (son), Akira Furutani (son), Yutaka Furutani [also listed as Donald Furutani] (son), and Tokiko Furutani [also listed as Clara Furutani] (daughter). His home address is listed as 1373 Horrel Road, Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lorette, MB.


Regularized NameChojuro Furutani
Custodian Identification Number4939
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Lorette, MB
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster

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