Sawaichi Irizawa

Sawaichi Irizawa

He was born on 29 April 1890. He was a blacksmith employed by Deep Bay Logging Company. His family includes Tora Irizawa (mother), Shizuka Irizawa (wife; nee Shizuka Ota), Tamako Irizawa (daughter), Masaaki Irizawa (son), Kuniko Irizawa (daughter), Haruko Irizawa (daughter), and Sachiko Irizawa (daughter). He lived in Fanny Bay, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameSawaichi Irizawa
Custodian Identification Number11800
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Fanny Bay


Custodian Case Files (1)


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