Kinjirou Shimizu

Maleabout 1879–

Brief Life History of Kinjirou

When Kinjirou Shimizu was born about 1879, in Yamamoto-gun, Akita-ken, Japan, his father, 清水 永蔵, was 31 and his mother, 清水 永蔵 夫人, was 27. He married Ume in 1904.

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Kinjirou Shimizu
木村 ナカ
Marriage: 3 September 1904

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  • Marriage
    3 September 1904Yamamoto-gun, Akita-ken, Japan
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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (7)


    Age 16

    China cedes Taiwan to Japan and permits Japan to trade in China.


    Age 31

    Japan annexes Korea after three years of fighting. Japan is now one of the world's great powers.


    Age 33

    Japan expands economic base within Asia and the Pacific. Prospering businessmen support Liberal party government, broadening political participation. Universal manhood suffrage begun in 1925.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Japanese Hiroshi, Akira, Kenji, Yuji, Hiroyuki, Kiyoshi, Koichi, Koji, Takahiro, Hiro, Hiroko, Kazuko.

    Japanese: written 清水 ‘pure water’; the characters are also read Kiyomizu. It is found throughout Japan, especially in the east. One family bearing this name is descended from Tokugawa Shigeyoshi (1745–1795), a son of the 9th Tokugawa Shōgun, Ieshige.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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