Taro Kanashiro

Taro Kanashiro

He was born in 1885. He was a retired shingle mill worker employed by Sterling Lumber Company. His family includes Kana Kanashiro (mother), Kamada Kanashiro (father), Kami Kanashiro (wife; nee Kami Teruya), Fumiko Kanashiro (daughter), Etsu Kanashiro (son), Kiyoshi Kanashiro (son), Sueko Kanashiro (daughter), Michiko Kanashiro (daughter), Yoshi Kanashiro (son), Kentoku Kanashiro (son), Yoneichi Kanashiro (son), and Yeiko Kanashiro (daughter). His home address is listed as 507 Hawkes Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Coaldale, AB.


Regularized NameTaro Kanashiro
Custodian Identification Number698
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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