Matsushiro Akazawa

Matsushiro Akazawa

Father of Sachiko Akazawa. Bird Commission case file number 1346. Custodian file number 1468. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_68_file_1346.)
Akazawa was born on 24 December 1885. He was a lumber mill wright employed by Tsuchida of 1125 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hisako Akazawa (mother; nee Hisako Ogawa; deceased at time of file [15 November 1939]), Rokuhei Akazawa (father; deceased at time of file), Shizuko Akazawa (wife; nee Shizuko Ikeda; deceased at time of file), Takeo Akazawa (son), Sachiko Akazawa (daughter), Shizuo Akazawa (son), Yasuko Akazawa (daughter; born on 27 August 1925), and Hisao Akazawa (son; born on 15 May 1929). He lived at 665 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC, where he died on 01 May 1945. His listed seized property includes: land, house, garage, and chicken house at 665 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC; household belongings; sewing machine; garden tools; gramophone; piano; lumber; appliances; Holy Bible; violin.


Surname (Romanized Japanese) Akazawa
Forename (Romanized Japanese)Matsushiro
Regularized NameMatsushiro Akazawa
OrgNameCartwright Lumber
AddrLine 665 East Cordova Street
Custodian Identification Number1468
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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