Yoshitaro Hirano

Yoshitaro Hirano

Bird Commission case file number 1024. Custodian file number 9936. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_51_file_1024)
He was born on 19 January 1890. He was a self-employed baker in Dominion Cone Company on 400 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Banzo Hirano (father), Rui Hirano (mother; nee Rui Kubotera), Wasa Hirano (wife; nee Wasa Ozawa), Kimiyo Hirano (daughter), Tamiko Hirano (daughter), Toshio Hirano (son), and George Hirano (son). His home address is listed as 1149 Semlin Drive, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bridge River, BC.


Regularized NameYoshitaro Hirano
Custodian Identification Number9936
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Bridge River, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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