Kyushuo Hirai

Kyushuo Hirai

He was born on 10 October 1876. He was a sawmill worker employed by Mr. Sugamori, 1200 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shio Hirai (mother; nee Shio Yamaguchi), Keiro Hirai (father), and Shizu Hirai (wife; in Japan). 406 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Nakusp, BC where he died on 10 July 1943.


Regularized NameKyushuo Hirai
Custodian Identification Number12280
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Nakusp, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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