Bunkichi Minamide

Bunkichi Minamide

He was born on 13 September 1906. He was a cannery worker employed by Imperial Cannery. His family includes Ichi Minamide (mother), Katsunosuke Minamide (father), Tomiko Minamide (wife), Setsuko Minamide (daughter), Toshiaki Minamide (son), Fumitaka Minamide (son), Wakako Minamide (daughter), Kimiko Minamide [also listed as Katherine Minamide] (daughter), Akemi Minamide (daughter), and Hidemi Minamide (son). Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC and Kaslo, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameBunkichi Minamide
Custodian Identification Number14532
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kelowna, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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