Kensaburo Onizaki

Kensaburo Onizaki

He was born on 10 September 1895. He was a logger employed by Royston Lumber Company. His family includes Sawa Onizaki (mother; nee Sawa Fujita), Sekimatsu Onizaki (father), Toyomi Onizaki (wife; nee Toyomi Yamazaka), Takashi Onizaki (son), Chieko Onizaki (daughter), Masashi Onizaki (son), and Mitsuko Onizaki (daughter). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Cumberland, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKensaburo Onizaki
Custodian Identification Number12355
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceNew Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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