Sosaku Iwasaki

Sosaku Iwasaki

He was born on 10 May 1896. He was a self-employed rooming house manager. His family includes Jun Iwasaki (mother; nee Jun Saito), Daizo Iwasaki (father), Tokino Iwasaki (wife; nee Tokino Yahiro), Shigeru Nishikawa (step-son), and Yutaka Nishikawa (step-son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 556 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, BC, Slocan, BC and 57 Saint George Street, London, ON.


Regularized NameSosaku Iwasaki
Custodian Identification Number10636
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Bay Farm, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)London, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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