Waichiro Kosaka

Waichiro Kosaka

He was born on 12 June 1881. He also went by the name Jack Waichiro Kosaka. His occupations are listed as farmer, captain, and fish packer. His family includes Ryu Kosaka (wife; nee Ryu Furumori), Jiro Robert Kosaka (son), Tamotsu Kosaka (son), and Masaru Kosaka (son). His home address is listed as 17th Avenue, 15th Road, Rural Route #1, Haney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lilloeet, BC. His listed seized property includes fishing nets and his boat the “Sea Island”.


Regularized NameWaichiro Kosaka
Custodian Identification Number6939
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceLilloeet, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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