Toyoshi Hiramatsu

Toyoshi Hiramatsu

Bird Commission case file number 1142. Custodian file number 4620. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_58_file_1142)
He was born on 28 November 1913 or 28 March 1913. He was a mill worker employed B.C. Pulp Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Kama Okazaki (mother; nee Kama Hiramatsu; in Japan), Kisaku Okazaki (father; in Japan), and Kazuko Hiramatsu (wife; nee Kazuko Kajiura or Kazuko Katiura). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameToyoshi Hiramatsu
Custodian Identification Number4620
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


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