Matsukichi Ishii

Matsukichi Ishii

He was born on 18 July 1912. He was a millhand employed by Woodfibre B.C. Pulp and Paper Company. His family includes Gin Ishii (mother; nee Gin Ishizuka), Daijiro Ishii (father), and Mitsuye Ishii (wife; nee Mitsuye Takimoto; married in 1943). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. 250 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Red Buck Camp, Princeton, BC and East Lillooet, BC.


Regularized NameMatsukichi Ishii
Custodian Identification Number14283
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
Residence (after uprooting)East Lillooet, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


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