Kunisaburo Miwa

Kunisaburo Miwa

He was born on 19 March 1879. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Prince Rupert, BC. His family includes Chiye Miwa (mother; nee Chiye Usami), Masaburo Miwa (father), Machi Miwa (wife; nee Machi Hida) and Komao Miwa [also known as Komao Hida] (adopted son). His home address is listed as Box 392, Prince Rupert, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Nakusp, BC.


Regularized NameKunisaburo Miwa
Custodian Identification Number808
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Nakusp, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Prince Rupert


Custodian Case Files (1)


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