Bunzo Taira

Bunzo Taira

Taira was born on 24 January 1894. He was a logger employed by Robert McNair Shingle Company, Stillwater, BC. His family includes Kanako Taira (mother; deceased at time of file), Ukichi Taira (father; deceased at time of file), Sue Taira (wife; nee Sue Ujihara), and Harue Taira (daughter). He lived at 207 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC, 251 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, and 609 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC; he was forcibly uprooted to Bridge River, BC and Pinantan, BC. His listed seized property includes: logging equipment; household belongings.

Metadata

ForenameBunzo
SurnameTaira
Regularized NameBunzo Taira
Custodian Identification Number1410
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceBridge River, BC
ResidencePinantan, BC

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Shared Surnames

Taira

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