Jiro Kuramoto

Jiro Kuramoto

He was born on 2 January 1878. He was a fisherman employed by Great West Cannery. His family includes Ritsu Kuramoto (mother), Yoka Kuramoto [also listed as Oyoka Kuramoto] (wife; nee Yoka Yezaki or Oyoka Yezaki), Kuunji Kuramoto (son), Kazuko Kuramoto (daughter), Tomiuki Kuramoto (son), Kimiyo Kuramoto (daughter), Haruo Kuramoto (son), and Kiyoko Kuramoto [also listed as Kyoko Kuramoto] (daughter). His home address is listed as between Second and Third Street, P.O. Box 172, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Shaughnessy, AB and Iron Springs, AB.


Regularized NameJiro Kuramoto
Custodian Identification Number3982
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceShaughnessy, AB
ResidenceIron Springs, AB


Custodian Case Files (1)


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