Hisakichi Suyama

Hisakichi Suyama

He was born on 24 November 1889. He was a logger employed by Hillcrest Lumber Company, Duncan, BC. His family includes Haru Suyama (mother), Ryozo Suyama (father), Tei Suyama [possibly Toi Suyama] (wife; nee Tei Takeshita or Toi Takeshita), Eiji Suyama (son), Masahiro Suyama (son), Tokugi Suyama (daughter), Kunio Suyama (child), Meiko Suyama (daughter), Yoshimi Suyama [possibly Yoshini Suyama] (daughter), and Juniko Suyama [also listed as Junko Suyama] (daughter). His home address is listed as Cumberland, BC. Hillcrest, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and Perry’s Siding, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameHisakichi Suyama
Custodian Identification Number4681
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC
ResidenceSiding, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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