Hichizo Uwate

Hichizo Uwate

He was born on 30 July 1871. He was a cannery worker employed by Claxton Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Shige Uwate (wife; nee Shige Sugihara), Tadaharu Uwate (son), Chiyo Kajiwara (daughter; nee Chiyo Uwate), Yaiko Asano (daughter; nee Yaiko Uwate), Harue Uwate (daughter), and Megumi Uwate (granddaughter). His home address is listed as 2751 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameHichizo Uwate
Custodian Identification Number3579
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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