Masa Origuchi

Masa Origuchi

She was born on 17 August 1892. Her occupation is listed as housewife, though a different document indicates that she was a cannery worker. Her family includes Yasujiro Origuchi (husband), Takeo Origuchi (son) and Ainosuke Origuchi (son). Her home address is listed as North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameMasa Origuchi
Custodian Identification Number315
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Skeena River


Custodian Case Files (1)


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