Kiichiro Hirota

Kiichiro Hirota

He was born on 2 January 1898. He was an elevator operator employed by Abbotsford Hotel, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hiziro Hirota (father), Kikuye Hirota (wife; nee Kikuye Fujimura), Masaki Hirota (son), Sho Hirota (son), Teruko Hirota (daughter), Tsuneko Hirota (daughter), and Yoshiko Hirota (daughter). His home address is listed as 575 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameKiichiro Hirota
Custodian Identification Number4861
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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