1390: Kei Hatashita

1390: Kei Hatashita

Kei Hatashita

She was born on 26 April 1916. In RCMP documents the additional name Mrs. T. Hayashi has been handwritten in. She was a store manager of a store owned by her father. Her family includes Ritsuko Hatashita (mother; nee Ritsuko Ueyama), George Hatashita [also listed as Isoji Hatashita] (father), and Osamu Hatashita (brother). Her home address is listed as Egmont, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Hamilton, ON and Toronto, ON. Her listed seized property includes 328 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC., which was sold to William Mohler. Offers to purchase were also made by A. Kovacs and George F. Jacobs & Company. Her otHer listed seized property includes the fixtures, furniture, and Electric Lighting Plant from the Edgemont, BC store she owned with her father, sold to Queen Charlotte Fisheries, and household belongings.
Sex F
Date of Birth 26 April 1916
Nationality Unknown
Locations after uprooting
Hamilton, ON
Toronto, ON
C-9318 (1123-1235)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1390
Name Kei Hatashita
Not Before: 22 March 1942
Not After: 10 January 1951



1390: Kei Hatashita


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