Masataka Ida

Masataka Ida

He was born on 03 July 1892. He was a self-employed gardener and a carpenter. His family includes Seki Ida (mother), Tetsuzo Ida (father), Kichitaro Matsumoto (adoptive father), Ritsu Ida (wife), Seduo Abe (daughter; nee Seduo Ida), and Shizuyo Ida (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 1752 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 1537 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to 14 Mile Ranch, Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameMasataka Ida
Custodian Identification Number622
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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