Kiyoji Sameshima

Kiyoji Sameshima

He was born on 11 March 1884. He was a sawmill worker employed by Cannelle Lake Operations, Steelhead, BC. His family includes Mume Sameshima (mother; nee mume Nakamura) and Kihyoe Sameshima (father). His home address is listed as PO Box 501, Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 11 Mile Camp, Hope End, BC.


Regularized NameKiyoji Sameshima
Custodian Identification Number9286
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceHope End, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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