Yasaburo Hamagami

Yasaburo Hamagami

He was born on 2 January 1889. His birth name is Yasaburo Ode, but he was adopted into the Hamagami family. He was a fish exporter employed by Moresby Island Fisheries Limited. His family includes Natsu Hamagami (wife), Yasuo Hamagami (son), Shoji Hamagami (son), Kenzo Hamagami (son), Ryoko Hamagami (daughter), Akiya Hamagami (son), Ryohei Hamagami (son), and Tatsuo Hamagami [also listed as Tatsue Hamagami] (son). His home address is listed as 723 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Christina Lake, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameYasaburo Hamagami
Custodian Identification Number7327
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Christina Lake, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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