Iwajiro Imagama

Iwajiro Imagama

He was born in approximately 1888. He was a logger employed by Victoria Lumber Company. His family includes Tsune Otsu (common-law wife), Akiko Fujimoto (step-daughter), Mataharu Otsu (step-son), Yoshiharu Otsu (step-son), Mitsuharu Otsu (step-son), and Yasuyo Otsu (step-daughter). He lived in Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC.


Regularized NameIwajiro Imagama
Custodian Identification Number11856
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Chemainus


Custodian Case Files (1)


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