Motoi Masuda

Motoi Masuda

Masuda was born on 13 November 1880. He was a restaurant keeper and owned his own restaurant. His family includes Sumi Masuda (mother; deceased at time of file), Kinu Masuda (father; deceased at time of file; formerly Kashio Sutow), Kinu Masuda (wife), Arthur Masuda (son; in St. Joseph’s Oriental Hospital at time of file), and George Masuda (son; at 2900 Yukon Street, Vancouver, BC at time of file). His home address is listed as 2000 Yukon Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and to Toronto, ON. At one point some of his property was shipped from Tashme, BC, to Greenwood, BC. He sold his restaurant to Rose Marie Flynn on in April 1942. His listed seized property includes restaurant equipment and household belongings.

Metadata

ForenameMotoi
SurnameMasuda
Regularized NameMotoi Masuda
Custodian Identification Number1374
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceTashme, BC
ResidenceToronto, ON

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