Akira Iwasaki

Akira Iwasaki

Bird Commission case file number 414. Custodian file number 711. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_19_file_0414)
He was born on 09 September 1906. He was a self-employed mechanic and owner of Vancouver Auto Service, Main Street and Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Yuichi Iwasaki (father), Fuji Iwasaki (wife; nee Fuji Omura), Lawrence Iwasaki [also listed as Wataru Iwasaki] (son), Cedric Iwasaki [also listed as Eiji Iwasaki] (son), and Margaret Iwasaki [also listed as Harumi Iwasaki] (daughter). His home address is listed as 2687 Trinity Street, Vancouver, BC. 1225 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameAkira Iwasaki
Custodian Identification Number711
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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