Masao Kajiwara

Masao Kajiwara

He was born on 6 October 1922. He was a boat builder apprentice employed by Mr. S. Yamanaka, Steveston, BC. His family includes Tsuruyo Kajiwara (mother; nee Tsuruyo Shishido) and Hyozo Kajiwara (father). His home address is listed as House No. 21, Burrard Cannery, Steveston, BC. Lower Capilano, North Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Picture Butte, AB.


Regularized NameMasao Kajiwara
Custodian Identification Number4092
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Picture Butte, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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