Kayemon Shikaze

Kayemon Shikaze

Bird Commission case file number 478. Custodian file number 5420. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_22_file_0478)
He was born on 15 January 1888. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Eda Shikaze [also listed as Yeda Shikaze] (wife), Ben Shikaze (son), Yoshiko Shikaze (daughter), and George Shikaze (son, in Japan). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 312, Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameKayemon Shikaze
Custodian Identification Number5420
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Mission


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