Kisao Kanesashi

Kisao Kanesashi

He was born on 26 March 1894. He was a carpenter employed by Acme Cannery, Marpole, BC. His family includes Mitsu Kanesashi (mother; nee Mitsu Fujii), Yosuke Kanesashi (father), and Ai Kanesashi (wife). His home address is listed as 473 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON. He died at Angler, ON on 24 January 1946.


Regularized NameKisao Kanesashi
Custodian Identification Number137_xi
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceAngler, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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