Hisajiro Shikatani

Hisajiro Shikatani

He was born on 15 June 1896. He was a fisherman employed by BC Cannery at Port Essington, BC. His family includes Iyo Shikatani (mother; nee Nakagawa), Kiku Shikatani (wife; nee Hikida), Kimie Shikatani [also listed as Kimuye Shikatani] (daughter), Margaret Sueno Shikatani (daughter), Masume Shikatani (son), Kenneth Mamoru Shikatani (son), Dorothy Tatsumi Shikatani (daughter), and Shirley Kumiko Shikatani (daughter). He lived at Box 37, Port Essington, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and Alberta.


Regularized NameHisajiro Shikatani
Custodian Identification Number1044
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Essington


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