Nijiro Hirota

Nijiro Hirota

Bird Commission case file number 665. Custodian file number 4250. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_32_file_0665)
He was born on 5 January 1895. He was a fisherman employed by Great West Packing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Tsuru Hirota (wife). His home address is listed as Box 232, House No. 12, Great West Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and Turin, AB.


Regularized NameNijiro Hirota
Regularized NameNijiro
Custodian Identification Number4250
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Turin, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


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


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