Gihei Hikida

Gihei Hikida

He was born on 05 February 1911 He was a millhand employed by BC Fir and Cedar company, 800 block 6 Avenue West. His family includes Tomekichi Hikida (father), Hide Hikida (mother), Kikue Hikida (wife), Kyoko Hikida (daughter), and Harry Hikida [also listed as Yoshiaki Hikida] (son). His home address is listed as 925 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON, Petawawa, ON, Sandon, BC, Love’s Mushroom Farm, Scarborough Junction ON, and 60 Keith’s Street Hamilton ON.


Regularized NameGihei Hikida
Custodian Identification Number707
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Petawawa, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Scarborough, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON


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