Seizaburo Miyake

Seizaburo Miyake

Miyake was born on 14 October 1877. He was a farmer. His family includes Taneko Miyake (wife; nee Taneko Okada). Both of his parents are listed as being in Japan and deceased at time of file. No names are provided. His home address is listed as Hyde Creek, Alert Bay, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and to New Denver, BC. His farm was seized and sold to Walter Chisnall. His listed seized property includes his milk boat, sold to B.C. Packers Limited, farming equipment, and household belongings.
Bird Commission case file number 426. Custodian file number 1370. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_20_file_0426)


Regularized NameSeizaburo Miyake
Custodian Identification Number1370
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Alert Bay


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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