Chitagoro Iwabuchi

Chitagoro Iwabuchi

He was born on 21 February 1885. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers Limited, Sunnyside Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Takayo Iwabuchi (wife; nee Takayo Watanabe; in Japan) and Teruo Iwabuchi (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 33, Port Essington, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Pondosa Pine Lumber Company Limited, Monte Lake, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameChitagoro Iwabuchi
Custodian Identification Number738
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Monte Lake, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Essington


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