Yosaburo Hintasu

Yosaburo Hintasu

He was born on 6 February 1901. He was a logger formerly employed by Suzuki Camp, Stillwater, BC. His family includes Naoko Hintasu (wife), Ikyo Hintasu (daughter), Yosuke Hintasu (son), Mizuho Hintasu (daughter), Naotake Hintasu (son), Kazuye Hintasu (daughter), and Eiji Hinatsu (brother). His home address is listed as Townline Road, Surrey, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. His seized real estate includes his home and two barns on his five acre property at 308 Severson Road, off Townline Road, New Westminster, BC which were sold to the Director of the Veterans’ Land Act. His other listed seized property includes a farming equipment, tools, a doll buggy and high chair, household belongings, as well as a shrine and Christmas decorations that were moved to storage at the Buddhist Temple of New Westminster. Some of his furniture was declared valueless by Custodian agents and discarded.


Regularized NameYosaburo Hintasu
Custodian Identification Number6909
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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