1600: Noeru Morishita

1600: Noeru Morishita

Noeru Morishita

He was born on 25 December 1917. He also went by the name Noel Morishita. He was a fisherman employed by his father. His family includes Utae Morishita (mother; nee Utae Yamasaki; in Japan) and Umetaro Morishita (father). His home address is listed as Tofino, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Glencoe Camp, ON, 127 Park Street North, Hamilton, ON, 450 Markham Street, Toronto, ON, and 53 Shannon Street, Toronto, ON. His real estate in Storm Bay, BC, which he owned in part with Mitsuzo Nakagawa, Etsuzo Nakagawa, and Yoshijiro Sakaguchi was seized, as was his home and chicken house on that lot. His other seized property listed includes the assets of the Tofino Japanese Association of which he was a member and household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 25 December 1917
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Glencoe Camp, ON
Hamilton, ON
Toronto, ON
Toronto, ON
C-9321 (2420-2517)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1600
Name Noeru Morishita
Not Before: 23 March 1942
Not After: 15 October 1950



1600: Noeru Morishita


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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