Chikai Hiraki

Chikai Hiraki

He operated Asahi Rooms at 446 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC (Source: bca_f0_gr0268_14_03.pdf). Father of Hideo Hiraki Bird Commission case file number 1022. Custodian file number 465. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_51_file_1022)
He was born on 27 May 1887. He was a self-employed rooming house proprietor. His family includes Sawa Hiraki (wife; nee Sawa Kumagai), Satoko Hiraki (daughter), Yoshinori Hiraki (son), and Keiko Hiraki (daughter). His home address is listed as 446 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to East Lillooet, BC.


Regularized NameChikai Hiraki
OccupationRooming House Proprietor
AddrLine 446 Keefer Street
Custodian Identification Number465
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)East Lillooet, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Chikai Hiraki
Hideo Hiraki
Satoko Hiraki
Sawa Hiraki


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