Iwakichi Teranishi

Iwakichi Teranishi

He was born on 17 September 1906. He was a mill hand employed by B.C. Pulp Mill, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Toku Teranishi (mother; nee Toku Ritsu), Inosuke Teranishi (father), Masako Teranishi (wife; nee Masako Hamanishi; in Japan), Hidenari Teranishi (son; in Japan), Isao Teranishi (son; in Japan), and Susumu Teranishi (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Maple Leaf Mushroom Farm, Coleman, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameIwakichi Teranishi
Custodian Identification Number2246
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Coleman, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


Custodian Case Files (1)


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