Fusagoro Nishihama

Fusagoro Nishihama

He was born on 29 June 1894. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Fusa Yamashita (mother; nee Fusa Nishi), Tokumata Yamashita (father), Hisako Nishihama (wife; in Japan), Mitsura Nishihama [also listed as Mitsuru Nishihama] (son; in Japan), Sawae Nishihama [also listed as Sawayo Nishihama] (daughter; in Japan), Toru Nishihama [also listed as Tokoru Nishihama] (son; in Japan), and Hiromu Nishihama (son). His home address is listed as Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston, BC. P.O. Box 116, Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to St. Pierre, MB and High Bluff, MB. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameFusagoro Nishihama
Custodian Identification Number4959
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)St Pierre, MB
Residence (after uprooting)High Bluff, MB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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