Akio Furukawa

Akio Furukawa

He was born on 15 November 1900. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers Company Limited, Steveston, BC. His family includes Ine Furukawa (mother), Yaichi Furukawa (father), Yachiyo Furukawa (wife; nee Yachiyo Takami), Akikazu Furukawa (son), Yaeko Furukawa (daughter), Deo Furukawa (son), Riyoichi Furukawa (son), and Bob Furukawa (son). His home address is listed as 8637 Selkirk Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, BC and Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameAkio Furukawa
Custodian Identification Number2205
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Popoff Farms, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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