Zenbei Soga

Zenbei Soga

He was born on 15 November 1900. He owned or worked for Soga Transfer, 381 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Haru Soga (mother; nee Haru Kishibe), Otokichi Saga (father), Hana Soga (wife; nee Hana Omaye), Kazuko Soga (daughter), Chizuko Soga (daughter), Yoshiharu Soga (son), Akemi Soga (daughter), and Mamoru Soga (son). His home address is listed as 381 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameZenbei Soga
Custodian Identification Number2412
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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