Gihachi Ito

Gihachi Ito

Bird Commission case file number 469. Custodian file number 3875. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_22_file_0469)
He was born on 11 May 1875. He was a self-employed strawberry grower. His family includes Ko Ito (mother; nee Ko Sasaki), Fudeemon Ito (father), Kiku Ito (wife; nee Kiku Funakoshi), Fusaye Ito (daughter), and Shizuye Ito (daughter). His home address is listed as Westminster Road, New Westminster, BC. Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Nobleford, AB.


Regularized NameGihachi Ito
Custodian Identification Number3875
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Nobleford, AB
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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