Inosaku Shiraki

Inosaku Shiraki

He was born on 6 December 1884. He was a bowling alley attendent. His family includes Seki Shiraki (wife; in Japan), and Matsuko Shiraki (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 568 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameInosaku Shiraki
Custodian Identification Number11776
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Popoff, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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