Tomekichi Kokuryo

Tomekichi Kokuryo

He was born on 22 January 1884. He was a labourer employed by Nicholas Chemical Company, Barnett, BC. His family includes Kiwo Kokuryo [possibly Kio Kokuryo] (wife; nee Kiwo Iharada or Kio Iharada), and Hideko Kokuryo (daughter). His home address is listed as Barnett, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lillooet, BC.


Regularized NameTomekichi Kokuryo
Custodian Identification Number9030
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceLillooet, BC


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