Usakichi Imai

Usakichi Imai

Bird Commission case file number 817. Custodian file number 11945. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_41_file_0817)
He was born on 9 September 1895. He was a storekeeper employed by Imai Confectionary Store. His family includes Unosuke Imai (father), Take Imai (mother; nee Take Kojima), Tomi Imai (wife), Kyoko Imai (daughter), Shozo Imai (son), Yuriko Imai (daughter), Kiyoshi Imai (son), and Hisako Imai (daughter). His home address is listed as 415 Brunette Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameUsakichi Imai
Custodian Identification Number11945
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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


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