315: Masa Origuchi

315: Masa Origuchi

Masa Origuchi

She was born on 17 August 1892. Her occupation is listed as housewife, though a different document indicates that she was a cannery worker. Her family includes Yasujiro Origuchi (husband), Takeo Origuchi (son) and Ainosuke Origuchi (son). Her home address is listed as North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 17 August 1892
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Greenwood, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
Skeena River
C-9305 (1859-1863)
Type Person
Custodian Number 315
Name Masa Origuchi
Not Before: 29 April 1942
Not After: 17 October 1946



315: Masa Origuchi


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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