Bunjiro Iwasa

Bunjiro Iwasa

He was born on 14 December 1888. He was a millhand employed by Browneville Sawmille Limited, New Westminster, BC. His family includes Haru Iwasa (wife; nee Haru Hirata), Echi Iwasa (son), Teruo Iwasa (son), George Iwasa (son), Ken Iwasa (son), Kiyoshi Iwasa (son), Arthur Iwasa (son) and Toshimitsu Iwasa (son). His home address is listed as 1020 Queen's Avenue, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC; Vernon, BC; Kaslo, BC; Bay Farm, Slocan, BC; 702 McTavish Street, Fort William, Ontario and 622 McLaughlin Street, Fort William, ON.


Regularized NameBunjiro Iwasa
Custodian Identification Number732
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceNew Denver, BC
ResidenceVernon, BC
ResidenceKaslo, BC
ResidenceSlocan, BC
ResidenceFort William, ON


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