Hirokichi Morita

Hirokichi Morita

Bird Commission case file number 951. Custodian file number 4985. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_48_file_0951)
He was born on 21 January 1893. He was a fisherman employed by Atlas Cannery. His family includes Yo Morita (mother), Kamejiro Morita (father), Fujino Morita [possibly Fugino Morita] (wife; nee Fugino Morita or Fujino Morita), Hirokazu Morita (son), Fujio Morita (son), Saburo Morita (son), Yukio Morita [also listed as Ukio Morita] (son), Kujeko Morita (daughter), and Kieko Morita (daughter). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 401, Atlas Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Arnaud, MB and Winnipeg, MB.


Regularized NameHirokichi Morita
Custodian Identification Number4985
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Arnaud, MB
Residence (after uprooting)Winnipeg, MB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


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