Iwao Morita

Iwao Morita

He was born on 29 January 1919. He was a labourer. His family includes Yoso Morita (mother; nee Yoso Kawasaki) and Suyoemon Morita (father). 1867 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC.


Regularized NameIwao Morita
Custodian Identification Number14161
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Kelowna, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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