Harunobu Higashi

Harunobu Higashi

He was born on 28 April 1899. He was a millhand employed by Victoria Lumber Company, Chemainus, BC. His family includes Kiwa Higashi (mother), Kouemon Higashi (father), Natsuyo Higashi (wife; nee Natsuyo Yamasaki), Chitose Higashi (daughter), Toshiko Higashi (daughter), Masao Higashi (son), Haruki Higashi (son), Kunio Higashi (son), Yukio Higashi [also listed as Shane Higashi] (son), Yoshie Higashi (daughter; born in 1943), and Hideo Higashi (son). His home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameHarunobu Higashi
Custodian Identification Number5198
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Chemainus


Custodian Case Files (1)


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