5525: Masachi Watanabe

5525: Masachi Watanabe

Masachi Watanabe

He was born on 25 January 1901. He was a logger employed by Hillcrest Logging Company, Hillcrest, BC. His family includes Masa Watanabe (mother; nee Masa Umetsu), Kisaji Watanabe (father), Toshiko Watanabe (daughter), Ai Watanabe (daughter), Misao Watanabe (wife; nee Misao Hasegawa), Yasuko Watanabe (daughter), Tomiko Watanabe (daughter), and Michiko Watanabe (daughter). His home address is listed as 4th Street, Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Winnipeg, MB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 25 January 1901
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Winnipeg, MB
Locations before uprooting
C-9359 (1023-1064)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5525
Name Masachi Watanabe



5525: Masachi Watanabe


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