Zennojo Shigematsu

Zennojo Shigematsu

He was born on 26 February 1899. He was a millhand. His family includes Chiyo Shigematsu (mother), Kurakichi Shigematsu (father), Kiyoko Shigematsu (wife; nee Kiyoko Okino), Satoko Shigematsu (daughter), Toshitane Shigematsu (son), Tsuruyo Shigematsu (daughter), Hisako Shigematsu (daughter), Shuji Shigematsu (son), and Yoshikatsu Shigematsu (son). Alberni, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameZennojo Shigematsu
Custodian Identification Number14173
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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