Shiro Yamaguchi

Shiro Yamaguchi

He was born on 5 January 1877. He was a labourer employed by Mr. G. Hunter, Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island, BC. His family includes Tomie Yamaguchi (wife; in Japan) and five unnamed children in Japan. His home address is listed as P.O. Cliffside, Shawnigan Lake, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Port Rowan, ON.


Regularized NameShiro Yamaguchi
Custodian Identification Number6815
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Port Rowan, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Shawnigan Lake


Custodian Case Files (1)


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