1217: Yoshitaro Yamashita

1217: Yoshitaro Yamashita

Yoshitaro Yamashita

Yamashita was born on 12 July 1886. He was a fisherman employed by Inverness Cannery, Inverness, BC. His family includes Miki Yamashita (mother; nee Miki Urusu), Bunzo Yamashita (fahter), Yori Yamashita [possibly Yari Yamashita] (wife), and Kiyoko Yamashita (daughter). He lived at 1166 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and was uprooted to Greenwood, BC and the New Denver Sanatorium, New Denver, BC. His listed seized property includes: boat “Y.H.Y.”; carpenter’s tools; fishing equipment.
Sex M
Date of Birth 12 July 1886
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
C-9316 (1083-1099)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1217
Name Yoshitaro Yamashita
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 21 August 1947



1217: Yoshitaro Yamashita


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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