Keizo Ito

Keizo Ito

He was born on 23 January 1890. He was a logger employed by Hiland Logging Company, O’Brien Bay, BC. His family includes Kame Ito (mother; nee Kame Iwaihara), Kametaro Ito (father), Yoshio Ito (wife; nee Yoshio Mitsuiki; in Japan), Akiko Ito (daughter; in Japan), and five children over the age of sixteen in Japan. His home address is listed as Hiland Logging Company, O’Brien Bay, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKeizo Ito
Custodian Identification Number2330
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)O’Brien Bay


Custodian Case Files (1)


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