Yonezo Nishihama

Yonezo Nishihama

He was born on 27 May 1887. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes En Nishihama (mother), Chotaro Nishihama (father), and Yoshie Nishihama (wife; nee Yoshie Yamagato). His home address is listed as PO Box Number 55, Brechin Road, Nanaimo, BC. 425 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Meggitt Farm, Grand Forks, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameYonezo Nishihama
Custodian Identification Number697
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Grand Forks, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


Custodian Case Files (1)


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