Otsujiro Shigemi

Otsujiro Shigemi

He was born on 04 July 1878. He was a self-emoloyed farmer. His family includes Mito Shigemi (mother; nee Mito Kinoshita), Hansaburo Shigemi (father), Sayo Shigemi (wife; nee Sayo Tanouye), Takaaki Shigemi (son), Hisae Shigemi (daughter), Joji Shigemi (son) and Masaji Shigemi (son). His home address is listed as PO Box 193, Whonnock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and Coaldale, AB.


Regularized NameOtsujiro Shigemi
Custodian Identification Number3018
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Coaldale, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


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