Rokuhei Konishi

Rokuhei Konishi

Bird Commission case file number 863. Custodian file number 1457. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_43_file_0863)
Konishi was born on 24 December 1886. The file lists him as being a physiotherapy and massage practitioner but also as a fisherman. His family includes Nami Konishi (wife; nee Nami Abe; deceased at time of file), Yoshiaki Konishi (son), Michiko Konishi (daughter), Toshiaki Konishi [also, Toshiko Konishi] (daughter; born on 02 January 1926; in Japan), and Sachiko Konishi (daughter; born on 10 April 1928; in Japan). He lived in Steveston, BC and was forcibly uprooted to St. Jean Baptiste, MB. His listed seized property includes: household belongings; fishing equipment; boat “Sumiyoshi”/“S.K.”/“R.K.”; gramophone and records.


Regularized NameRokuhei Konishi
Custodian Identification Number1457
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)St Jean Baptiste, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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