Gensuke Yamasaki

Gensuke Yamasaki

He was born on 6 January 1880. He was a farmer. His family includes Keme Yamasaki (mother; nee Kame Kobayashi), Masaji Yamasaki (father), Okiwa Yamasaki (wife; nee Okiwa Morikawa; deceased), and Tsuneo Yamasaki (daughter). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Whonnock, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameGensuke Yamasaki
Custodian Identification Number6992
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


Custodian Case Files (1)


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