Sueshige Kira

Sueshige Kira

He was born on 14 November 1903. He was a logger. His family includes Miyo Kira (mother; nee Miyo Kawagoe), Nazo Kira (father), Kimiko Kira (wife; nee Kimiko Oikawa), Takashi Kira (son), Masaru Kira [also listed as Samuel Kira] (son), and Setsuko Kira (daughter). Rural Route No. 1, Haney, BC and 835 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameSueshige Kira
Custodian Identification Number12533
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Haney
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Kazuko Kira
Kimiko Kira
Minoru Kira
Sueshige Kira


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