1206: Umetaro Morishita

1206: Umetaro Morishita

Umetaro Morishita

Morishita was born on 26 February 1886. He was a fisherman employed by an unspecified fish company. His family includes Bun Morishita (mother; nee Bun Kusu; deceased at time of file), Jiromatsu Morishita (father; deceased at time of file), Utae Morishita (wife; nee Utae Yamasaki; in Japan), Ikunoshin Morishita (child [listed as male and female on separate documents in file]; born on 27 September 1927; in Japan), Yoshiko Morishita (daughter; born on 06 June 1932; in Japan), and Noel Morishita [also named as Noeru Morishita in file] (son; in Japan). He lived at Storm Bay, Tofino, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: house in Tofino, BC; boat “Silvrado”; fishing equipment; household belongings; tools.
Sex M
Date of Birth 26 February 1886
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9316 (759-784)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1206
Name Umetaro Morishita
Not Before: 23 March 1942
Not After: 18 October 1946



1206: Umetaro Morishita


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