Toraichi Atsumi

Toraichi Atsumi

Atsumi was born on 12 November 1900. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers Limited, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Torakichi Atsumi (father; deceased at time of file), Katsue Atsumi (wife; nee Katsue Katsue; in Japan), Yasuo Atsumi (son; in Japan), Kioshi Atsumi [also named as Kiyoshi Atsumi] (son; in Japan), Takeshi Atsumi (son; in Japan), Sumie Atsumi (daughter; in Japan), and Kayo Atsumi (daughter; in Japan). He lived at Star Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to an unspecified location, and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “T.A.”; fishing equipment.


Regularized NameToraichi Atsumi
Custodian Identification Number1211_xi
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


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