Waichiro Hamagishi

Waichiro Hamagishi

He was born on 18 November 1884. He was a self-employed broker and also worked for the Japanese Committee at the Nippon Club, 362 East Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Ryosuke Hamagishi (father), Kogiku Hamagishi (first wife; nee Kogiku Genda), Kane Hamagishi (second wife; nee Kane Kiridoshi), George Hamagishi (son), and Eugene Hamagishi (son). His home address is listed as 240 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameWaichiro Hamagishi
Custodian Identification Number12561
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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