Hirokichi Ohashi

Hirokichi Ohashi

Ohashi was born on 24 April 1903. He was a logger employed by Powell Lake Shingle Company, Powell Lake, BC. His family includes Mine Ohashi (mother; in Japan), Suyekichi Ohashi (father; in Japan), Takiko Ohashi (wife), and Sadaaki Ohashi (son; born on 21 February 1940). He lived at Powell Lake Shingle Company, Powell Lake, BC and 335 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC. His listed seized property includes: land for timber bought from Powell River Company; row boat; camp tools and equipment; kitchen stove and camp stove; household belongings.


Regularized NameHirokichi Ohashi
Custodian Identification Number1462
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Powell Lake
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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