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 Kumekichi Fujino

Kumekichi Fujino

Birth
Japan
Death 1944 (aged 71–72)
British Columbia, Canada
Burial Hatzic, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Plot Sec08A-04-114
Memorial ID 35900838 · View Source
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Arriving in Canada aboard the "Empress of China" in 1898 he worked in Vancouver sawmills for four years before returning to Japan to collect his family. In 1904 the Fujino family moved to Mission, BC where Kumekichi worked with the Mission Railway and Sawmill Co. As the first Japanese land owner, he bought and cleared 30 acres of land, planting strawberries and vegetables. And he was one of the founders of Nohkai (Japanese Farmer's Association) and served as Vice President in 1916. Kumekichi and his wife had two sons and three daughters. In 1942 the family was evacuated to a sugar beet farm in Picture Butte, Alberta.


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  • Created by: Samantha
  • Added: 15 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35900838
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kumekichi Fujino (1872–1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35900838, citing Hatzic Cemetery, Hatzic, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Samantha (contributor 47105192) .