Isao Koyanagi

Isao Koyanagi

He was born on 4 September 1917. He was a millhand and a rooming housekeeper employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Masa Koyanagi (mother; nee Masa Tsuji), and Saichiro Koyanagi (father). His home address is listed as 332 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Nelson, BC.


Regularized NameIsao Koyanagi
Custodian Identification Number9112
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceNelson, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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