1467: Ukiyoshi Yasui

1467: Ukiyoshi Yasui

Ukiyoshi Yasui

Yasui was born on 29 August 1903. He was a fisherman formerly employed by B.C. Packers Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Yasu Yasui (mother; nee Yasu Yano; in Japan), Kinma Yasui (father; in Japan), Tsuyu Yasui (wife; nee Tsuyu Tamura), Shozo Yasui (son; born on 17 March 1928), Wakako Yasui (daughter; born on 07 September 1929), Shinako Yasui (daughter; born on 06 July 1931), Ayako Yasui (daughter; born on 01 July 1934), Fukashi Yasui (son; born on 21 January 1937), and Atsushi Yasui (son; born on 22 June 1939). He lived at Canadian Pacific Cannery, Steveston, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Raymond, AB and Cranford, AB. His listed seized property includes: fishing equipment; household belongings; bicycle; stove; carpenter’s tools; radio; boat “U.Y”/“Kawasemi”/“Kairasemi”; gramophone.
Sex M
Date of Birth 29 August 1903
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Raymond, AB
Cranford, AB
C-9319 (2326-2389)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1467
Name Ukiyoshi Yasui
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 06 January 1949



1467: Ukiyoshi Yasui


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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