Ryuta Morisawa

Ryuta Morisawa

Morisawa was born on 01 February 1890. He was a Section Man for the Canadian Pacific Railway. His family includes Kine Morisawa (mother; nee Kine Kawamoto; in Japan), Sematsu Morisawa (in Japan), Yoka Morisawa (wife; nee Yoka Yamamoto; in Japan), and Yasu Morisawa (daughter; in Japan). He lived at 240 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC, formerly Glacier, BC, and was forcibly uprooted to Golden, BC, Lempriere, BC, and Greenwood, BC. His listed seized property includes: a trunk.

Metadata

ForenameRyuta
SurnameMorisawa
Regularized NameRyuta Morisawa
Custodian Identification Number1200
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceGolden, BC
ResidenceLempriere, BC
ResidenceGreenwood, BC

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