Kojiro Shoji

Kojiro Shoji

Bird Commission case file number 29. Custodian file number 10108. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_02_file_0029)
Shoji was born on 22 April 1889. He was a merchant and is president of the Vancouver Paper Box Company. His family includes Tokumatsu Shoji (father), Fusa Shoji (mother; nee Fusa Iwamoto), Ayako Shoji (wife; nee Ayako Watanaka), Henry Shoji [also listed as Norihiko Shoji] (son; born on 5 May 1923), Kay Shoji [also listed as Michiko Shoji] (daughter; born on 9 August 1939). He lived at 250 North Cassiar Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Minto City, BC. His listed seized property includes 5 lots of land in Vancouver, 2 brick buildings, Paper Box Factory at 245 Union Street, and a 6 room semi-bungalow and 1 garage at 250 North Cassiar Street.


Regularized NameKojiro Shoji
Custodian Identification Number10108
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


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