1200: Ryuta Morisawa

1200: Ryuta Morisawa

Ryuta Morisawa

Morisawa was born on 01 February 1890. He was a Section Man for the Canadian Pacific Railway. His family includes Kine Morisawa (mother; nee Kine Kawamoto; in Japan), Sematsu Morisawa (in Japan), Yoka Morisawa (wife; nee Yoka Yamamoto; in Japan), and Yasu Morisawa (daughter; in Japan). He lived at 240 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC, formerly Glacier, BC, and was forcibly uprooted to Golden, BC, Lempriere, BC, and Greenwood, BC. His listed seized property includes: a trunk.
Sex M
Date of Birth 01 February 1890
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Golden, BC
Lempriere, BC
Greenwood, BC
C-9316 (565-581)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1200
Name Ryuta Morisawa
Not Before: 30 March 1942
Not After: 16 November 1945



1200: Ryuta Morisawa


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