Keikichi Iwaki

Keikichi Iwaki

He was born on 18 April 1889. He was a millhand employed by Sterling Lumber Company. His family includes Kambei Iwaki (father), Suna Iwaki (wife; nee Suna Arimura; in Japan) and Yoko Iwaki (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 1889 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKeikichi Iwaki
Custodian Identification Number11824
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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