Bokujin Kanashiro

Bokujin Kanashiro

He was born on 15 December 1898. He was a cook’s helper. His family includes Oto Kanashiro (wife), Mutsuhiro Kanashiro (son), Mutsunori Kanashiro (son), Kimiko Kanashiro (daughter), Toshio Kanashiro (son), Mihoko Kanashiro (daughter), and Susumu Kanashiro (son). Ocean Falls, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameBokujin Kanashiro
Custodian Identification Number15610
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Ocean Falls


Custodian Case Files (1)


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