Otojiro Higuchi

Otojiro Higuchi

He was born on 24 September 1891. He was a sawmill worker employed by Mohawk Sawmill Company, New Westminster, BC. His family includes Mitsu Higuchi (mother; nee Mitsu Nose), Sotaro Higuchi (father), and Noye Higuchi (wife; nee Noye Yoshikawa). His home address is listed as 1013 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC. 1023 Aukland Street, New Westminster, BC is listed as his former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Grant Brook, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameOtojiro Higuchi
Custodian Identification Number540
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Grant Brook, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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