1204: Sadajiro Morishita

1204: Sadajiro Morishita

Sadajiro Morishita

Morshita was born on 24 March 1896. His was a boat builder. His family includes Ichitaro Morishita (father; deceased at time of file), Sei Morishita (mother; nee Sei Deguchi; in Japan), Uno Morishita (wife; nee Uno Morishita; in Japan), Shigekazu Morishita (son; in Japan), Sadako Morishita (daughter; in Japan), Shigeko Morishita (daughter; in Japan), Mineko Morishita (daughter; in Japan), and Tomeko Morishita (daughter; in Japan). He was adopted into his wife’s family. He lived in Sarita Bay, BC Bunk House (Salmon Saltlery [probably a typo for Salmon Saltery]), was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. No seized property mentioned in file.
Sex M
Date of Birth 24 March 1896
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
C-9316 (719-727)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1204
Name Sadajiro Morishita
Not Before: 22 March 1942
Not After: 18 October 1946



1204: Sadajiro Morishita


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