Kotohei Ishihara

Kotohei Ishihara

Ishihara was born on 9 November 1876. He was a mill worker employed by B.C. Fir & Cedar Lumber Company Limited, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Tsuyu Ishihara (wife; nee Yoshioka; in Japan). His home address is listed as 344 Fourth Avenue West, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and New Denver, BC. His listed seized property includes “festival toys”, a “Book of Knowledge”, dolls, bicycle parts, plants identified as valuable by Ishihara, and household belongings.


Regularized NameKotohei Ishihara
Custodian Identification Number1566
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSandon, BC
ResidenceNew Denver, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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