Shigetaro Yoshikawa

Shigetaro Yoshikawa

He was born on 15 October 1880. He was a fish merchant at 242 1/2 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hatsuko Yoshikawa (wife). His home address is listed as 508 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameShigetaro Yoshikawa
Custodian Identification Number13159
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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