1397: Minosuke Morishita

1397: Minosuke Morishita

Minosuke Morishita

Morishita was born on 12 June 1893. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kino Morishita (mother nee Kino Nakatsu; deceased at time of file), Kusunoke Morishita (father; deceased at time of file), Tsurue Morishita (wife; Tsurue nee Kishii; in Japan), and Kaoru Morishita (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 245 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Steveston, BC, is listed as a former addres.He was forcibly uprooted to Tracy Farms, Lethbridge, AB and to Picture Butte, AB. His listed seized property includes his boat, the “M.M.,” sold to Francis Millerd & Company Limited.
Sex M
Date of Birth 12 June 1893
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Lethbridge, AB
Picture Butte, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9318 (1566-1573)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1397
Name Minosuke Morishita
Not Before: 16 July 1942
Not After: 07 May 1947



1397: Minosuke Morishita


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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