Gorokichi Kariya

Gorokichi Kariya

Kariya was born on 11 November 1886. He was a fisherman. His family includes Tsune Kariya (wife; nee Tsune Yako) and Kikuye Kariya (daughter; born 14 September 1927). He lived at Carlisle Cannery, Prince Rupert, BC and 243 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON and then Moose Jaw, SK. His listed seized property includes: boat “Porcher G”; radio; household belongings; “all necessary articles for Japanese restaurant.”


Regularized NameGorokichi Kariya
Custodian Identification Number1198_xi
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceAngler, ON
ResidenceMoose Jaw, SK


Custodian Case Files (1)


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