Akiyasu Masuhara

Akiyasu Masuhara

Bird Commission case file number 1091. Custodian file number 9053. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_55_file_1091)
He was born on 9 October 1919. He was a self-employed storekeeper. His family includes Kishi Masuhara (mother), and Yohei Masuhara (father). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Milner, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to East Lillooet, BC, Lumby, BC and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameAkiyasu Masuhara
Custodian Identification Number9053
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)East Lillooet, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Lumby, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Milner

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