Masao Kawashita

Masao Kawashita

He was born on 14 April 1898. He was a jigger man employed by Ocean Falls Paper Mill. His family includes Saitasu Kawashita (father), Tama Kawashita (mother), Shimayo Kawashita (wife), Kuniko Kawashita (daughter), Tomiko Kawashita (daughter), Kiyoko Kawashita (daughter), and Toyoko Kawashita (daughter). His home address is listed as 753 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameMasao Kawashita
Custodian Identification Number11514
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Kuniko Kawashita
Masao Kawashita
Shimayo Kawashita


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