Asajiro Mase

Asajiro Mase

Mase was born on 2 February 1868. He was a fisherman. His landlord was B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Naka Mase (wife) His home address is listed as P.O. Box 73, Steveston, BC. He lived at No.9, Pacific Coast Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Schuswap, BC, care of M.L. Jurcott. He died there on 27 October 1946. His listed seized property includes his fishing vessel, the “A.M.” or “Asama,” and another vessel, the “A.M.” which were both purchased by B.C. Packers Limited, as well as fishing gear, nets, and household belongings.


Regularized NameAsajiro Mase
Custodian Identification Number1363
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSchuswap, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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