Seichi Ohashi

Seichi Ohashi

Ohashi was born on 11 November 1916. He was a fish packer and store clerk employed by B.C. Packers Limited, Sunnyside Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Take Ohashi (mother), Matsujiro Ohashi (father), and Harumi Ohashi (wife; nee Harumi Tomotsugu). They were married in May 1946 and had no children at time of file. His home address is listed as Port Essington, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Blenheim, ON. He drowned at Windsor, ON on 21 June 1946 while employed by the Detroit River Constructions Company. His listed seized property includes a gasboat named “Togo #1,” a speed boat left in the custody of Douglas W. Souter, bookkeeper at the B.C. Packers Sunnyside Cannery at Skeena River, a Belgium Leader shot gun, one Eastman Kodak camera, and one Super camera. “Togo #1” was sold to Albert E. Lawson and Douglas Souter. The speed boat was purchased by A. Jacobson of Shirley, BC. Both cameras were shipped to Ohashi’s widow. Two photograph albums were seized by the RCMP and presumed to have been returned to Ohashi.

Metadata

ForenameSeichi
SurnameOhashi
Regularized NameSeichi Ohashi
Custodian Identification Number1312
NationalityUnknown
ResidenceBlenheim, ON

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Custodian Case Files (1)

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