Shizuichi Higashi

Shizuichi Higashi

He was born on 1 December 1887. He was a labourer employed by Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited, Union Bay, BC. His family includes Yuku Higashi (mother), Yohei Higashi [possibly Yokei Higashi] (father), Tazu Higashi (wife; nee Tazu Fukai), Showney Higashi (son), and Fusako Higashi (daughter). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 117, Union Bay, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameShizuichi Higashi
Custodian Identification Number4463
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Union Bay


Custodian Case Files (1)


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