Hisakichi Kurisu

Hisakichi Kurisu

He was born on 1 January 1884. He was a factory worker employed at Lions Ginger Ale Company, 1055 Vernon Drive, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Tsugu Kurisu (mother; nee Tsugu Hieda), Senkichi Kurisu (father), Tomi Kurisu (wife; nee Tomi Nitta), Chizu Kurisu [also listed as Teresa Kurisu] (daughter), and Hisao Kurisu (son). His home address is listed as 821 Jackson Lane, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameHisakichi Kurisu
Custodian Identification Number6510
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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