Tokuji Hirose

Tokuji Hirose

Husband of Chiye Hirose. Bird Commission case file number 946. Custodian file number 4940. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_47_file_0946)
He was born on 15 November 1878. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Kiku Hirose (mother), Johichi Hirose [possibly Jokichi Hirose] (father), Chiye Hirose (wife; nee Chiye Akagawa), Akira Hirose (son), George Hirose (son), Yoshiko Hirose (daughter), and Takeo Hirose (son). His home address is listed as 1835 Punt Road, North od Hjorth Road, Surrey, BC. Rural Route, No. 3, New Westminster, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Winnipeg, MB.


Regularized NameTokuji Hirose
Custodian Identification Number4940
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Winnipeg, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Surrey


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