Denjo Morita

Denjo Morita

He was born on 21 April 1880. He was a logger employed by Lake Cowichan Lumber Company, Lake Cowichan, BC. His family includes Kichino Morita (wife; nee Kichino Kono; in Japan). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 20, Lake Cowichan, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Yellowhead, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameDenjo Morita
Custodian Identification Number5919
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Yellowhead, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Lake Cowichan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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