Masajiro Minamide

Masajiro Minamide

Bird Commission case file number 474. Custodian file number 5162. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_22_file_0474)
He was born on 8 March 1869. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Ryu Minamide (mother), Yoshibe Minamide (father), Tokue Minamide (wife), and Toshiko Minamide (daughter). His home address is listed as Mayne Island, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC, New Denver, BC and Moose Jaw, SK.


Regularized NameMasajiro Minamide
Custodian Identification Number5162
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Moose Jaw, SK
Residence (before uprooting)Mayne Island


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