Seikichi Hirayama

Seikichi Hirayama

He was born on 16 May 1870. He was a retired fireman employed by Union Steamship Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Tomo Hirayama (wife; deceased). His home address is listed as 378 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameSeikichi Hirayama
Custodian Identification Number528
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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