Matakichi Ishida

Matakichi Ishida

Ishida was born on 25 May 1889. He was a fisherman employed by North Pacific Cannery, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Nami Ishida (mother; nee Nami Hamade; in Japan), Sojiro Ishida (father; deceased at time of file), Fume Ishida [also, Ume Ishida] (wife; nee Fume Nishi or Ume Nishi), Masako Ishida (daughter), and Tennichi Ishida (son; in Japan). He lived in Steveston, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Solsqua, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 13 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “Ishida,” also known as “M.I.”; fishing equipment.


Regularized NameMatakichi Ishida
Custodian Identification Number1273
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSolsqua, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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