1572: Yosaburo Ito

1572: Yosaburo Ito

Yosaburo Ito

Ito was born on 2 December 1888. He was a farmer who owned eight acres of farm land where he grew berries, rhubarb and other fruits. His family includes Asano Ito (wife) and Takiko Ito (daughter; born 21 January 1928). His home address is listed as Rural Road 2, Mission City, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB and to 980 Rolland Avenue, Verdun, Montreal, QC. His listed seized property includes: his home and farm at 1615 Horne Avenue, Mission, BC, sold to the Director of the Veterans’ Land Act; shares in the Pacific Co-operative Union; farm equipment; and household belongings including a gramophone and records. An electric pump and water tank was stolen from his property.
Sex U
Date of Birth 02 December 1888
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Picture Butte, AB
Montreal, QC
C-9321 (1394-1502)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1572
Name Yosaburo Ito
Not Before: 30 March 1942
Not After: 13 October 1950



1572: Yosaburo Ito


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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