1189: Kuzuichi Shimozawa

1189: Kuzuichi Shimozawa

Kuzuichi Shimozawa

Shimozawa was born on 24 June 1903. He was a fisherman. His family includes Tsugi Shimozawa (mother; nee Tsugi Tozaka; in Japan), Jutaro Shimozawa (in Japan), Hatsu Shimozawa (wife; nee Hatsu Iwamura), Wataru Shimozawa (son), Hisashi Shimozawa (son), Suzue Shimozawa (son), Tsutomu Shimozawa (son), Isao Shimozawa (son), Mitsugi Shimozawa (son), and Susumu Shimozawa (son). He lived at 1040 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC, Tashme, BC (House No. 711, Tashme, BC), and then Barnwell, AB. His listed seized property includes: float house (Nanaimo address above); boat “Two Sisters”; engine parts; fishing equipment; household belongings and food (including Kikoman “Japanese sauce”); shrines; gramophone with records.
Sex M
Date of Birth 24 June 1903
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Vancouver, BC
Tashme, BC
C-9316 (204-284)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1189
Name Kuzuichi Shimozawa
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 25 December 1948



1189: Kuzuichi Shimozawa


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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