Risaburo Morimoto

Risaburo Morimoto

He was born on 17 March 1886 or 11 March 1886. He was a printer employed by Continental Daily News, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Sutekichi Morimoto (father), Toraye Morimoto [also listed as Torae Morimoto] (wife; nee Torae Kimura), Ikue Morimoto [also listed as Ikuye Morimoto] (daughter; in Japan), Etsuko Morimoto (daughter; in Japan), Ichiro Morimoto (son), Yasuko Morimoto (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 304 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameRisaburo Morimoto
Custodian Identification Number4089
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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