Tomezo Nariiwa

Tomezo Nariiwa

He was born on 7 March 1881. He was a logger employed by Mr. Tom Highland, Simoon Sound, BC. His family includes Sato Nariiwa (wife; nee Sato Yamashia), Rui Nariiwa (mother; nee Rui Yamashita), and Yasuro Nariiwa (father). His home address is listed as Simoon Sound, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.

Metadata

ForenameTomezo
SurnameNariiwa
Regularized NameTomezo Nariiwa
Custodian Identification Number9797
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceGreenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan

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