1558: Matao Horita

1558: Matao Horita

Matao Horita

He was born on 28 June 1888. He was a sawmill worker employed by Timber Land Lumber Company, New Westminster, BC. His family includes Shizue Horita (wife), Kazuko Horita (daughter; born 29 January 1928), and Hiroshi Horita (son; born 25 February 1933). His home address is listed as 313 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946. His listed seized property includes his home and property at 313 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC. His other listed seized property includes a Beach Kitchen Stove, stove pipe, and a bed that were abandoned, while tools and other household belongings were sold at auction.
Sex M
Date of Birth 28 June 1888
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
New Westminster
C-9321 (1033-1097)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1558
Name Matao Horita
Not Before: 30 March 1942
Not After: 07 March 1947



1558: Matao Horita


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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