Genkichi Nishihama

Genkichi Nishihama

He was born on 23 January 1895. He was a fisherman employed by Cassiar Fishing Company Limited, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Ishi Nishihama (mother; nee Ishi Waga), Jiromatsu Nishihama (father), Ume Nishihama (wife; in Japan), Hatsue Nishihama [possibly Hatsuye Nishihama] (daughter; in Japan), Shigeyuki Nishihama (son; in Japan) and Fukuo Nishihama (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 175, Steveston, BC. 763 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Box 268, Grand Forks, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameGenkichi Nishihama
Custodian Identification Number3130
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Grand Forks, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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