Jiro Iwamoto

Jiro Iwamoto

He was born on 11 November 1897. He was a logger employed by Dumaresque Logging Company, Allison Harbour, BC. His family includes Chiyomatsu Yakashiro (mother), Jirosuke Iwamoto (father), Shime Iwamoto [also listed as Hime Iwamoto] (wife; nee Shime Shiomori or Hime Shiomori), Harue Iwamoto (daughter), and Tome Iwamoto (daughter). His home address is listed as Whonnock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lempriere Camp, BC, Blue River, BC, and Kamloops, BC.


Regularized NameJiro Iwamoto
Custodian Identification Number239
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lempriere Camp, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Blue River, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


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