Hidekichi Shirakawa

Hidekichi Shirakawa

He was born on 8 April 1902. He was a mill hand employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Mill, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Ke Shirakawa (mother; nee Ke Ueta), Genjiro Shirakawa (father), Tomie Hamada (former wife), Teruko Shirakawa (wife; in Japan), and Eiko Shirakawa (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 128 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Woodfibre, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameHidekichi Shirakawa
Custodian Identification Number13287
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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