Misao Hoita

Misao Hoita

Bird Commission case file number 1183. Custodian file number 1545. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_60_file_1183.)
Hoita was born on 21 February 1899. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Kazuno Kuwabara (mother), Rikuzo Hoita [also listed as Robert Hoita] (husband), Mutsuo Hoita [also listed as Bobby Hoita] (son), Tammy Hoita (son, probably Tommy = Thomas), Mary Hoita (daughter), Gladys Hoita [also listed as Akiye Hoita] (daughter), Gordon Hoita [also listed as Toshiake Hoita] (son), and Irene Hoita [also listed as Tomiko Hoita] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 618 Francis Avenue, Victoria, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Cedar Springs, ON, care of V.G. McGuigan of McGuigan’s Orchards, and to 39 Henry Street, Toronto, ON. Her listed seized property includes the home she owned jointly with her husband, which was sold to Sergeant Major Duncan Hendry.


Regularized NameMisao Hoita
Street 618 Frances Avenue
Custodian Identification Number1545
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Cedar Springs, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Victoria


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