1057: Masakazu Osawa

1057: Masakazu Osawa

Masakazu Osawa

He was born on 4 September 1904. He worked as a whaler employed by Consolidated Whaling Co. in Victoria, BC. His family includes Tameichi Osawa (father), Henna Osawa (mother), Shizue Osawa (wife; in Japan), Masako Osawa (daughter; in Japan), and Shizuo Osawa (son; in Japan). He lived at Box 136, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Red Buck, Schreiber, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 04 September 1904
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Schreiber, ON
Locations before uprooting
C-9315 (287-293)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1057
Name Masakazu Osawa
Not Before: 03 April 1942
Not After: 06 February 1946



1057: Masakazu Osawa


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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