457: Kiutaro Mochitsuki

457: Kiutaro Mochitsuki

Kiutaro Mochitsuki

He was born on 22 July 1887. His naturalization certificate lists his name as Kunitaro Mochitsuku. He was a fisherman who sold his catch through the Ucluelet Cooperative Association. His family includes Tsu Mochitsuku (mother; nee Tsu Oshi), Kenzo Mochitsuku (father), Tome Mochitsuku (wife), Edward Mochitsuku (son), Harry Mitsuo Mochitsuku [also listed as Mitsuo Harry Mochitsuku] (son), and Lawrence Kiosuku Mochitsuku (son). His home address is listed as Ucluelet, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Fort William, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 22 July 1887
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Fort William, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9306 (1839-1881)
Type Person
Custodian Number 457
Name Kiutaro Mochitsuki
Not Before: 02 April 1942
Not After: 30 July 1947



457: Kiutaro Mochitsuki


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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