Chujiro Wakabayashi

Chujiro Wakabayashi

Wakabayashi was born 25 February 1910. He was an accountant employed by B.C. Purchasers’ Co-Operative Association. His family includes Tatsu Wakabayashi (mother; nee Tatsu Suchida) Chuya Wakabayashi (father), and Seishiro Tsuchida (uncle). His home address was 2456 McGill Street, Vancouver, BC., while 439 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Blind Bay, BC. His listed seized property includes: a 1941 Ford Super Deluxe two-door Model 11A 2A2024; a Philco Radio, Model 37, Cabinet style; shares in B.C. Purchasers’ Co-Operative Association; and shares in Minto Gold. The Ford was purchased by the RCMP.


Regularized NameChujiro Wakabayashi
Custodian Identification Number1293
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (after uprooting)Blind Bay, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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