Kitaro Hiraishi

Kitaro Hiraishi

He was born on 30 January 1885. He was a restaurant keeper. His family includes Teru Hiraishi (wife), Kimiyo Hiraishi (daughter), Tomiye Hiraishi (daughter), and Chiyeko Hiraishi (daughter). 472 East Cordova, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON; 36 Badgerow Avenue, Toronto, ON; and 102 Cambridge Avenue, Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameKitaro Hiraishi
Custodian Identification Number465_xi
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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