1211: Rinosuke Morimoto

1211: Rinosuke Morimoto

Rinosuke Morimoto

Morimoto was born on 30 October 1881. He was a fisherman employed by Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC. His family includes Chiyo Morimoto (wife), Kiyo Morimoto (daughter), Aiko Morimoto (daughter), Shizuyo Morimoto (daughter), and Shigekazu Morimoto (son). He lived at Cannery House, Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “R.M.”; fishing equipment; household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 30 October 1881
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Lemon Creek, BC
Slocan, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9316 (956-978)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1211
Name Rinosuke Morimoto
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 18 April 1951



1211: Rinosuke Morimoto


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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