Jinji Kumagai

Jinji Kumagai

Bird Commission case file number 1216. Custodian file number 12900. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_61_file_1216.)
He has two case files. He was born on 17 July 1912. His name is also listed as John Kumagai. He was a mill worker employed by Pacific Pine Company, New Westminster, BC. His family includes Misa Kumagai (mother; nee Misa Komatsu) and Zenjuro Kumagai (father). His home address is listed as 958 Brunette Street, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON and London, ON.


Regularized NameJinji Kumagai
OccupationMill worker
AffiliationPacific Pine Company, New Westminster, BC
Street 958 Brunette Street
PlaceNameNew Westminster
Custodian Identification Number12900
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (after uprooting)London, ON
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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