1590: Mosaburo Teraguchi

1590: Mosaburo Teraguchi

Mosaburo Teraguchi

He was born on 1 January 1895. He was a fish buyer. His family includes Sumi Teraguchi (mother; nee Sumi Saimoto; in Japan), Yurie Teraguchi (wife; nee Yurie Ikeda), Sakie Teraguchi (daughter), Hisae Teraguchi [also written as Hisaye Teraguchi] (daughter; born 26 January 1926), Shigekazu Teraguchi (son; born 9 November 1930), Misae Teraguchi (daughter; born 18 August 1932), Junji Teraguchi (son; born 1 June 1935), Yukie Teraguchi (daughter; born 28 January 1937), and Mitsuo Teraguchi (son; born 29 March 1939). His home address is listed as Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Minto City, BC, Westwold, BC, and Vernon, BC. His listed seized property includes his home on Moncton Road, Steveston, BC which was owned by his daughter Sakie, his boats, the “R.T”, the “M.T.”, and the “Mary D”, “two large baskets of festive dolls”, a box and a basket of festival goods, a portable gramophone and a carton of records, a tea wagon, a violin, and a basket of toys. His “Japanese novels” and “Japanese books” were discarded.
Sex M
Date of Birth 01 January 1895
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Minto City, BC
Westwold, BC
Vernon, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9321 (2086-2116)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1590
Name Mosaburo Teraguchi
Not Before: 16 March 1942
Not After: 02 April 1947



1590: Mosaburo Teraguchi


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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