Uso Hirowatari

Uso Hirowatari

He was born on 26 March 1886. He was a farmer who lived on a farm belonging to his sons, Toshikuni and Hideaki. His family includes Sayo Hirowatari (mother; nee Sayo Tahara; in Japan), Matasaku Hirowatari (fahter; deceased at time of file) Yu Hirowatari [possibly Yue Hirowatari] (wife; nee Yu Tsuji or Yue Tsuji), Toshikuni Hirowatari (son), Hideaki Hirowatari (son), Fusayo Hirowatari (daughter), Satoru Hirowatari (son), Momoru Hirowatari (son), Tomiye Hirowatari (daughter), Masaharu Hirowatari (son), Masaichi Takeda (son-in-law), and Gunjishime Ekino (first wife; in Japan). His home address is listed as 2844 22nd Road, Rural Route #1, Haney, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC. His listed seized property includes his dog, farming implements and tools, 400 hens, and 1000 poulets.

Metadata

ForenameUso
SurnameHirowatari
Regularized NameUso Hirowatari
Custodian Identification Number6956
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC

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