1389: Eikichi Morishita

1389: Eikichi Morishita

Eikichi Morishita

Morishita was born on 25 August 1890. He was a fisherman formerly employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Tome Morishita (wife), Kiokusu Morishita (son; born 20 February 1928), Sentaro Morishita (son; born 13 December 1930), Chizue Morishita (daughter; born 30 November 1929), Chiyo Morishita (daughter; born 15 January 1926), and Masaharu Morishita. His home address is listed as P.O. Box 169 Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge , AB, care of N.P. Tracy. His listed seized property includes his boat, the “E.M.,” which was sold to Canadian Fishing Company Limited, fishing nets, and household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 25 August 1890
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Lethbridge , AB
C-9318 (1055-1122)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1389
Name Eikichi Morishita
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 15 December 1948



1389: Eikichi Morishita


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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