Kanekichi Morisawa

Kanekichi Morisawa

Morisawa was born on 3 August 1898. He was a labourer employed by Britannia Beach Copper Mine, Britannia, BC. His family includes Toku Morisawa (mother; nee Toku Wakita), Seishichi Morisawa (father), Naoe Morisawa (wife; nee Naoe Inosuke), Diana Kuyono Morisawa (daughter; born 24 March 1932), David Tokudo Morisawa (son; born 21 April 1933), Kenneth Moritsugo Morisawa (son; born 12 October 1934), Emi Morisawa [possibly Emy Morisawa] (daughter; born 20 August 1936), Sunie Morisawa (daughter; born 22 February 1938), and George Morisawa (son; born 22 June 1939). His home address is listed as 3217 Shelley Street, Victoria, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Roseberry, BC. No seized property is listed in the file.


Regularized NameKanekichi Morisawa
Custodian Identification Number1481
ResidenceRoseberry, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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