11514: Masao Kawashita

11514: Masao Kawashita

Masao Kawashita

He was born on 14 April 1898. He was a jigger man employed by Ocean Falls Paper Mill. His family includes Saitasu Kawashita (father), Tama Kawashita (mother), Shimayo Kawashita (wife), Kuniko Kawashita (daughter), Tomiko Kawashita (daughter), Kiyoko Kawashita (daughter), and Toyoko Kawashita (daughter). His home address is listed as 753 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 14 April 1898
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9409 (27-34)
Type Person
Custodian Number 11514
Name Masao Kawashita



11514: Masao Kawashita


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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