Shozo Miyanishi

Shozo Miyanishi

He was born on 24 February 1912. He is also listed as Shozu Miyanishi. He was a mill hand employed by The Sterling Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes San Miyanishi (mother; nee San Yomori), Nisaburo Miyanishi [possibly Nisabuso Miyanishi] (father), Toshi Miyanishi [possibly Tashi Miyanishi] (wife; nee Toshi Tanaka or Tashi Miyanishi), and Akemi Miyanishi [possibly Doreen Miyanishi] (daughter). His home address is listed as 1776 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 758 Sixth Avenue West, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameShozo Miyanishi
Custodian Identification Number4087
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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