1468: Matsushiro Akazawa

1468: Matsushiro Akazawa

Akazawa was born on 24 December 1885. He was a lumber mill wright employed by Tsuchida of 1125 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hisako Akazawa (mother; nee Hisako Ogawa; deceased at time of file [15 November 1939]), Rokuhei Akazawa (father; deceased at time of file), Shizuko Akazawa (wife; nee Shizuko Ikeda; deceased at time of file), Takeo Akazawa (son), Sachiko Akazawa [also, Sashiko Akazawa] (daughter), Shizuo Akazawa (son), Nasuko Akazawa [possibly Yasuko Akazawa] (daughter; born on 27 August 1925), and Hisao Akazawa (son; born on 15 May 1929). He lived at 665 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC, where he died on 01 May 1945. His listed seized property includes: land, house, garage, and chicken house at 665 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC; household belongings; sewing machine; garden tools; gramophone; piano; lumber; appliances; Holy Bible; violin.
Sex M
Date of Birth 24 December 1885
Date of Death 01 May 1945
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Tashme, BC
C-9319 (2390-2432)
doc:C-9230 (1-35)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1468
Name Matsushiro Akazawa
Not Before: 19 March 1942
Not After: 05 June 1948



1468: Matsushiro Akazawa


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