Jiro Kanaya

Jiro Kanaya

He was born on 30 March 1920. He was a millworker employed by Big Bay Lumber Company, Georgetown, BC. His family includes Midori Kanaya (mother; nee Midori Samegima) and Yaozo Kanaya (father). His home address is listed as Big Bay Lumber Company, Georgetown, BC. 7 Water Street, Prince Rupert, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to 174 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON and 77 Borden Street, Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameJiro Kanaya
Custodian Identification Number694
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Georgetown


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