Denji Kuraoka

Denji Kuraoka

He was born on 16 September 1880. He was a cook employed by Riverside Lumber Company, Mission, BC. His family includes Toku Kuraoka (mother; nee Toku Kodama), Iwaki Kuraoka (father), Nao Kuraoka (wife; nee Nao Aimuta), Kithero Kuraoka (son), Saburo Kuraoka (son), and Shigero Kuraoka (son). His home address is listed as Ferndale Road, Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.

Metadata

ForenameDenji
SurnameKuraoka
Regularized NameDenji Kuraoka
Custodian Identification Number5653
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceLethbridge, AB

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