Ryohei Hoshino

Ryohei Hoshino

He was born on 11 October 1902. He was a drug store proprietor who shared ownership of Powell Drug Company with George Osborne Shaw. His family includes Rin Hoshino (mother; nee Rin Inouye), Senkichi Hoshino (father), Hisako Hoshino (wife; nee Hisako Omori), Yoshiye Hoshino [also listed as Lucy Hoshino] (daughter), and Masaru Hoshino (son). His home address is listed as 2812 Dundas Street, Vancouver, BC. 504 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and New Denver, BC. He died at New Denver, BC on 3 November 1945.


Regularized NameRyohei Hoshino
Custodian Identification Number12454
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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