Kanjuro Minamide

Kanjuro Minamide

Minamide was born on 16 November 1892. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Ichi Minamide (mother; nee Ichi Oye; in Japan), Katsunosuke Minamide (father; deceased at time of file), Nao Minamide (wife; nee Nao Kita), Shoji Minamide (son), Keiko Minamide (daughter), and Aiko Minamide (daughter). His home address is listed as Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lorette, MB and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946. His listed seized property includes his boats, the “K.M. #1”, sold to British Columbia Packers Limited and the “K.M./S.S.1284.”, sold to Andrew Jorgensen, fishing nets, and household belongings.


Regularized NameKanjuro Minamide
Custodian Identification Number1403
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Lorette, MB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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