Koshi Usui

Koshi Usui

He was born on 16 June 1924. He was a fisherman employed by Claxton Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Hirae Usui (mother; nee Hirae Oseki) and Kohei Usui (father). His home address is listed as Skeena River, BC. Claxton Cannery, BC and Port Essington, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Solsqua, BC.


Regularized NameKoshi Usui
Custodian Identification Number215
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Solsqua, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Skeena River


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