Kazuto Morita

Kazuto Morita

Morita was born on 11 February 1892. He was a logger employed by O’Brian Logging Company Limited, O’Brian Bay, BC. His family includes Yonedo Morita (nee Yonedo Sasaki; deceased at time of file), Yonedo Morita [same first name listed as mother’s] (father; deceased at time of file), Okuyo Morita (wife; in Japan), Satoko Morita (daughter; in Japan), and Tokushi Morita (son; in Japan). He lived at 433 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC and Jikemura Camp, O’Brian Bay, BC was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and Princeton, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946. No seized property is listed in file.

Metadata

ForenameKazuto
SurnameMorita
Regularized NameKazuto Morita
Custodian Identification Number1208
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC
ResidencePrinceton, BC
LabelExiled to Japan

Collections

Custodian Case Files (1)

Terminology

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