Yasujiro Origuchi

Yasujiro Origuchi

Origuchi was born on 04 July 1880. He was a fisherman. His family includes Masa Origuchi (wife), Takeo Origuchi (son; born 27 November 1930; died on 21 January [year unknown] at Grand Forks Hospital), and Ainosuke Origuchi (son). He lived in Skeena River, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “Summer Maid,” also known as “Y.O.” [file also mentions boat “East Hope”]; fishing equipment; household belongings.


Regularized NameYasujiro Origuchi
Custodian Identification Number1270
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Skeena River


Custodian Case Files (1)

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