Bunjiro Ohashi

Bunjiro Ohashi

Owner of a retail grocery and confectionery business. Bird Commission case file number 1352. Custodian file number 1350. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_68_file_1352.)
Ohashi was born on 29 August 1881. He was a storekeeper of a confectionery, selling groceries, fruit, and tobacco. His family includes Mitsuko Ohashi (wife; nee Mitsuko Nakamura) and Kazuko Ohashi (daughter). His home address is listed as 139 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC which he owned. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC, to 3631 Lorne Crescent, Montreal, QC and to 6473 Bannantyne Avenue, Verdun, Montreal, QC. A letter dated 3 September 1942 is addressed to him care of J.H. Mitchell at Tete Jaune, BC. His home and business were seized and sold to John Vincent Hathaway and Ethel Dorothy Hathaway, including all fixtures and equipment. His household belongings were both sold under duress and seized.


Regularized NameBunjiro Ohashi
Custodian Identification Number1350
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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