1418: Tei Terashita

1418: Tei Terashita

Tei Terashita

Terashita was born on 15 July 1892. She was a housewife. Her family includes Toku Kanari (mother), Tokuzo Terashita (husband), Tokue Terashita (daughter), and Hidoshi Terashita (son). She lived at 1136 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. Her listed seized property includes: food (including 5 sacks of rice, 100 lbs of sugar, 1 keg of “Japanese Sauce,” 100 lbs of flour, and 1 box of “Japanese Pickles”); gramophone and records; sewing machine; carpenter’s tools; household belongings; rowboat.
Sex F
Date of Birth 15 July 1892
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
C-9319 (147-187)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1418
Name Tei Terashita
Not Before: 01 April 1942
Not After: 11 June 1948



1418: Tei Terashita


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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