Masao Ishida

Masao Ishida

He was born on 12 April 1913. He was a sawmill hand employed by Hillcrest Sawmill, Hillcrest, BC. His family includes Yoshino Ishida (mother; nee Yoshino Kuwabara), Tadaichi Ishida (father), Masako Ishida (wife; nee Masako Maruyama), and Nobuyoshi Ishida [also listed as Frank Ishida] (son). His home address is listed as 306 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. Hillcrest, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameMasao Ishida
Custodian Identification Number12488
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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