1419: Manjiro Yamashita

1419: Manjiro Yamashita

Manjiro Yamashita

Yamashita was born on 23 March 1883. He was a fisherman. His family includes Kozue Yamashita (wife; nee Kozue Sakaguchi), and Akira Yamashita (son). He lived in Steveston, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. His listed seized property includes: boat “M.Y.”; sewing machine; household belongings; house on property in Richmond, BC owned by Kaoru Atagi and Hisao Atagi.
Sex M
Date of Birth 23 March 1883
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Greenwood, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9319 (188-236)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1419
Name Manjiro Yamashita
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 05 March 1948



1419: Manjiro Yamashita


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