Zenji Utsunomiya

Zenji Utsunomiya

He was born on 28 June 1896. He was a gardener. His family includes Misao Utsunomiya (wife; in Japan), Setsuko Utsunomiya (daughter; in Japan), Sayichi Utsunomiya (son; in Japan), Takeo Utsunomiya (son; in Japan), and Umeuki Utsunomiya (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 8870 Selkirk Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Smithers, BC.


Regularized NameZenji Utsunomiya
Custodian Identification Number14874
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Smithers, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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