Kiyogusu Minakata

Kiyogusu Minakata

He was born on 30 September 1902. He was a mill hand employed by Powell Lumber Company, 1355 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Take Minakata (mother; nee Take Tominaga), Eisaburo Minakata (father), Kiyoko Minakata (wife; nee Kiyoko Harada), Reiko Minakata (daughter), Koichi Minakata (son), and Kiyomi Minakata (daughter). His home address is listed as 546 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. 248 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Lemon Creek, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKiyogusu Minakata
Custodian Identification Number12400
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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