Gonshiro Taniishi

Gonshiro Taniishi

Bird Commission case file number 770. Custodian file number 4987. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_38_file_0770)
He was born on 21 May 1888. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Shizue Taniishi (wife), Kiyoshi Taniishi (son), Yaeko Taniishi (daughter), Shigeko Taniishi (daughter), and Tadayoshi Taniishi (son). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 110, 36 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameGonshiro Taniishi
Custodian Identification Number4987
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


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

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