Kazuto Morita

Kazuto Morita

Morita was born on 11 February 1892. He was a logger employed by O’Brian Logging Company Limited, O’Brien 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’Brien 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.


Regularized NameKazuto Morita
Custodian Identification Number1208
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Princeton, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (before uprooting)O’Brien Bay


Custodian Case Files (1)


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