1208: Kazuto Morita

1208: Kazuto Morita

Kazuto Morita

Morita was born on 11 February 1892. He was a logger employed by O’Brian Logging Company Limited, O’Brian Bay, BC. His family includes Yonedo Morita (nee Yonedo Sasaki; deceased at time of file), Yonedo Morita [same first name listed as mother’s] (father; deceased at time of file), Okuyo Morita (wife; in Japan), Satoko Morita (daughter; in Japan), and Tokushi Morita (son; in Japan). He lived at 433 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC and Jikemura Camp, O’Brian Bay, BC was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Princeton, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946. No seized property is listed in file.
Sex M
Date of Birth 11 February 1892
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
Princeton, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Reel
C-9316 (832-843)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1208
Name Kazuto Morita
Dates
Not Before: 25 March 1942
Not After: 18 August 1949

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1208: Kazuto Morita

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Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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