Yoshigusu Wakida

Yoshigusu Wakida

He was born on 30 November 1884. When he came to Canada his name was Yoshigusu Imada. He was a fisherman. His family includes Yasu Noda (mother), Tsunekichi Wakida (father; previously used the name Tsunekichi Imada) Nobuye Wakida [also listed as Nobue Wakida] (wife; nee Nobuye Noda or Nobue Noda; in Japan), and Minoru Wakida (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 1207 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Three Valley, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameYoshigusu Wakida
Custodian Identification Number2322
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Three Valley, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


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