Tomekichi Teranishi

Tomekichi Teranishi

He was born on 8 October 1885. He was a fisherman employed by the Provincial Cannery, Rivers Inlet, BC. His family includes Nao Teranishi (wife), Naomi Teranishi (step-daughter; born 12 July 1935), and Haruko Morishita (sister). His home address is listed as Rural Route #1, New Westminster, BC. 433 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and Toronto, ON. His listed seized property includes his boat, the “T.T.”

Metadata

ForenameTomekichi
SurnameTeranishi
Regularized NameTomekichi Teranishi
Custodian Identification Number6926
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceKaslo, BC
ResidenceToronto, ON

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