Keizo Sameshima

Keizo Sameshima

He was born on 10 December 1889. He was a mill hand employed by K. Kamimura, Steelhead, BC. His family includes Kuoyemon Sameshima (father), Wai Sameshima (wife; nee Wai Takesaki), and Iwami Sameshima (son). His home address is listed as 4213 28th Avenue, Whonnock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and Iron Springs, AB.


Regularized NameKeizo Sameshima
Custodian Identification Number2934
NationalityJapanese national
ResidencePicture Butte, AB
ResidenceIron Springs, AB


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