Rinkichi Isobe

Rinkichi Isobe

Isobe was born 6 September 1884. He was a fisherman employed by Manito Cannery in Kimisquit, BC. His gasboat license was #5791. His family includes Shizu Kumagi (common-law wife), and two children, Matsue Isobe and Yasuyuki Isobe. The names of his father and mother are not provided. He rented two rooms at 1603 Franklin Street, Vancouver BC, in the home of Mr. S. Matsuzaki. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC on 9 April 1942. His listed seized property includes a boat named “R.I.” which was purchased by Canadian Fishing Company Limited. His household belongings were sold under duress and the items he left behind were unable to be found.

Metadata

ForenameRinkichi
SurnameIsobe
Regularized NameRinkichi Isobe
Custodian Identification Number1289
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSandon, BC

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

Isobe
NameSee also
Rinkichi Isobe
Rinkichi Isobe
Yoshio Isobe

Terminology

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