Kichitaro Shiraishi

Kichitaro Shiraishi

He was born on 18 February 1885. He was a gardener employed by Dr. S. S. Osterhout. His family includes Mura Shiraishi [also listed as Murako Shiraishi] (wife; nee Mura Yamamoto [also listed as Murako Yamamoto]), Yoshinori Shiraishi (son) and Shigeo Shiraishi (son). His home address is listed as 145 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameKichitaro Shiraishi
Custodian Identification Number10933
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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