Jin came to Canada from Japan about 1908, after hearing that there was work and good money to be made working for the C.P.R. His wife, Kame, arrived in 1917. The family came to the McLean School district in the late 1920's and rented forty acres where they grew potatoes and vegetables. After four years renting in the McLean district, they moved to a farm in the White School district. In 1932 the mother became ill and died at 32 years of age. Jin stayed on the farm another year or two and then went to work at #6 Coal Mine in Hardieville.
Jin and Kame had seven children, Noboru, Cana, Shigeru, Minoru, Masaru, Akiiru, and Naeko. Noboru (Nobi), Shigiru (Shig), Cana, and Minoru attended White School. Masaru, Akiru, and Naeko returned to Japan with their father in 1936. Jin returned to Lethbridge for four or five years in the 1940's, but finally made his home in Japan.
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