Risaburo Miyagishima

Risaburo Miyagishima

He was born on 7 March 1895. He was a railway worker employed by Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Brookmere, BC. His family includes Kei Miyagishima (mother), Kanosuke Miyagishima [possibly Kansuke Miyagishima] (father), Koto Miyagishima (wife), Sumiko Miyagishima [possibly Sumeko Miyagishima] (daughter), Teruko Miyagishima (daughter), and Toshio Miyagishima (son). His home address is listed as 397 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameRisaburo Miyagishima
Custodian Identification Number6461
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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