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Reid

Case File Number Name Birth Date Sex Note
14431 Fumiye Reid 06 March 1916 Female
She was born on 6 March 1916. Her maiden name is Fumiye Omori. She was a housewife. Her family includes Suye Omori (mother; nee Suye Mura), Yoshiichi Omori (father), and George Yule Reid (husband). 1442 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC and 1494 Duchess Avenue, West Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. The file indicates that she was “exempt” from being forcibly uprooted.

Riddoch

Case File Number Name Birth Date Sex Note
14463 Blanche Riddoch 10 November 1919 Female
She was born on 10 November 1919. Her name is also listed as Blanche Yoshiko Riddoch and her maiden name is Blanche Kobayashi or Blanche Yoshiko Kobayashi. She was a fruit packer. Her family includes Hiro Kobayashi (mother; nee Hiro Yanagisawa) and Denbei Kobayashi (father). She lived at Okanagan Centre, BC.

Rikimaru

Case File Number Name Birth Date Sex Note
1260 Kiichiro Rikimaru 25 January 1896 Male
Rikimaru was born on 25 January 1896. He was a fisherman and a boat builder employed by North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Asa Rikimaru (mother; nee Asa Tanekawa; in Japan), Kikujiro Rikimaru (father; deceased at time of file), and Kimi Rikimaru (wife). He lived at North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Ottawa Mines, Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “Miss Fuji” [possibly, boat “East Hope”]; fishing equipment; carpenter tools; household belongings; sewing machine.
391 Kimi Rikimaru 30 September 1907 Female
She was born on 30 September 1907. Her maiden name is Kimi Tominaga. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Nobu Tominaga (mother), Sadakichi Tominaga (father), and Kiichiro Rikimaru (husband). Her home address is listed as North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Ottawa Mines, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.

Rikimatsu

Case File Number Name Birth Date Sex Note
15316 Kintaro Rikimatsu Male
He was born on 16 June. He was a janitor. His family includes Mitsu Rikimatsu (mother) and Kazuwara Rikimatsu (father). His home address is listed as 369 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON Hamilton, ON.

Rinnosuke

Case File Number Name Birth Date Sex Note
9645 Kitagawa Rinnosuke 11 November 1880 Male
He was born on 11 November 1880. His family includes Kisa Kitagawa (wife), Yukuko Kitagawa (daughter), Shizuko Kitagawa (daughter) and Kisao Kitagawa (son). His home address is listed as 613 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.

Riujin

Case File Number Name Birth Date Sex Note
2353 Isamu Riujin 28 April 1919 Male
He was born on 28 April 1919. He was a salesman employed by M. Furuya Company, 318 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Toshie Riujin (mother) and Kichitaro Riujin (father). His home address is listed as 2307 Oxford Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Taft, BC and Lumby, BC.
7645 Kichitaro Riujin 03 August 1888 Male
He was born on 3 August 1888. He was a self-employed carpenter. His family includes Hana Riujin (mother; nee Hana Shiozaki), Tomozo Riujin [possibly Tomoza Riujin] (father), Toshiya Riujin [also listed as Toshie Riujin] (wife), Tarumi Riujin [also listed as Terumi Riujin] (daughter), and Hiroshi Riujin (son). His home address is listed as 273 [Roebuck] Road, Rural Route, No. 4, New Westminster, BC. Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.

Riyono

Case File Number Name Birth Date Sex Note
14020 Sachio Riyono 07 January 1906 Male
He was born on 7 January 1906. His name is also listed as Sachio Ryono. He was a seaman and a logger. His family includes Hamako Riyono [possibly Hamako Ryono] (wife). 411 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and Brittania Beach, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, ON and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1948.

Ryoji

Case File Number Name Birth Date Sex Note
7139 Henry Ryoji 28 April 1926 Male
He was born on 28 April 1926. He name is also listed as Haruo Henry Ryoji. He was a student at MacLean High School. Haney, BC. His family includes Setsu Ryoji (nee Setsu Muroyama) and Kazuta Ryoji (father; also listed as Tahei Ryoji). His home address is listed as Dewdney Trunk Road, Haney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.
6948 Hidekazu Ryoji 30 March 1919 Male
He was born on 30 March 1919. He was a mill hand employed by P. Bain Lumber Company. The file also states that he was a cook. His family includes Setsu Ryoji (mother; nee Setsu Murayama) and Kazuta Ryoji (father). His home address is listed as Rural Route #1, Whonnock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Roseberry, BC and Toronto, ON where he died on 10 October 1946. His listed seized property includes his vehicle, a 1936 Nash Sedan.
6991 Kazuta Ryoji 10 February 1900 Male
He was born on 10 February 1900. He name is also listed as Kazuta Tahei Ryoji. He was a farmer and mill hand employed by the Maple Ridge Lumber Company. His family includes Tani Ryoji (mother; nee Tani Tsuboyi), Tahei Kuzuta (father), Setsuko Ryoji [possibly Setsu Ryoji](wife; nee Setsuko Moriyama or Setsu Moriyama), Lumie Ryoji (daughter), and Haruo Ryoji (son). His home address is listed as Rural Route #1, Whonnock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.
7136 Setsu Ryoji 07 November 1900 Female
She was born on 7 November 1900. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Tatsu Muroyama (mother; nee Tatsu Watanabe), Hisakichi Muroyama (father), Kazuta Ryoji (husband), and Lumie Ryoji (daughter). Her home address is listed as Rural Route #1, Whonnock, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC.

Ryomoto

Case File Number Name Birth Date Sex Note
14082 Saburo Ryomoto 08 January 1898 Male
He was born on 8 January 1898. He was a labourer. His family includes Hisao Ryomoto (mother), Shioematsu Ryomoto (father; ne Shioematsu Miyowaki), Hanako Ryomoto (wife; nee Hanako Morimoto), Hisashi Ryomoto (son), Misao Ryomoto (daughter), and Madge Ryomoto (child). Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Copper Creek, Princeton, BC and Welling, AB.

Ryujin

Case File Number Name Birth Date Sex Note
7564 Iwano Ryujin Female
She was a housewife. Her family includes Matsujiro Ryujin (husband), Sochiro Ryujin (son), and Akira Ryujin (son). Her home address is listed as Roebuck Road, Rural Route, No. 4, New Westminster, BC.
7528 Matsujiro Ryujin 03 January 1892 Male
He was born on 3 January 1892. He is also listed as Matsujiro Riujin. He was a self-employed farmer and fish packer. His family includes Kohana Ryujin (mother; nee Kohana Shiosaki), Tomozo Ryujin [possibly Tomazo Ryujin] (father), Iwano Ryujin [also listed as Iwanu Ryujin] (wife; nee Iwano Masuda or Iwanu Masuda), Sochiro Ryujin [also listed as Soichiro Ryujin] (son), and Akira Ryujin (son). His home address is listed as 273 Roebuck Road, Rural Route, No. 4, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kamloops, BC.
6568 Shinae Ryujin 11 February 1913 Female
She was born on 11 February 1913. Her maiden name is Shinae Ohata. She was a housewife. Her family includes Toku Ohata (mother), Masao Ohata (father), Takeji Ryujin (husband), Taketoshi Ryujin (son), and Masumi Ryujin (daughter). Her home address is listed as Chemainus, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.
11596 Takeharu Ryujin 05 August 1906 Male
He was born on 5 August 1906. He was a grocery store manager employed by Furuya Company. His family includes Takeda Ryujin (father), Tomo Ryujin (mother; nee Tomo Tsujimoto), Shinaye Ryujin (wife; nee Shinae Ohata), Taketoshi Ryujin (son), and Masumi Ryujin (daughter). He lived in Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kamloops, BC.

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