Chojiro Hamasaki

Chojiro Hamasaki

He was born on 28 January 1887. He was a section hand for the C.P.R. His family includes Yuri Hamasaki (mother) and Matataro Hamasaki (father). His home address is listed as Field, BC. 240 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Lempriere, BC.


Regularized NameChojiro Hamasaki
Custodian Identification Number327
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lempriere, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (before uprooting)Field


Custodian Case Files (1)


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