6502: Iwao Masuda

6502: Iwao Masuda

Iwao Masuda

He was born on 2 April 1897. He was a sawmill hand employed by Shawnigan Lake Lumber Company. His family includes Koura Masuda (wife), Akio Masuda (son), Ray Masuda [also listed as Hideo Masuda] (son), Kazuye Masuda (daughter), Shiro Masuda (son), and Mineo Masuda (son). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 22, Shawnigan Lake, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.
Sex M
Date of Birth 02 April 1897
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Lethbridge, AB
Locations before uprooting
Shawnigan Lake
C-9365 (1542-1549)
Type Person
Custodian Number 6502
Name Iwao Masuda



6502: Iwao Masuda


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