Mataichi Yoshimura

Mataichi Yoshimura

He was born on 1 January 1877. He was a shingle worker employed by Stave Lake Cedar Company. His family includes Koharu Yoshimura (wife; nee Koharu Otome), Yasuemon Yoshimura (father), Suna Yoshimura (mother; nee Suna Kirihara). He lived in Mission City, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.


Regularized NameMataichi Yoshimura
Custodian Identification Number10165
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceNew Denver, BC


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