Koshizo Irizawa

Koshizo Irizawa

He was born on 10 December 1897. He was a mill hand employed by Fernridge Lumber Company, Haney, BC. His family includes Torou Irizawa (mother; nee Torou Keian; in Japan), Fusozo Irizawa (father; deceased at time of file), Ayako Irizawa (wife), Kazuo Irizawa (son), Sanaye Irizawa (daughter), and Yoshizo Irizawa (brother). His home address is listed as 15th Road, Rural Route #1, Haney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. His listed seized property includes the house he was renting, tools, a gramophone and records, a bicycle, cultural items including a shrine, and household belongings.


Regularized NameKoshizo Irizawa
Custodian Identification Number6950
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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