Masajiro Shin

Masajiro Shin

Shin was born on 24 October 1877. He was a retired fisherman. His family includes Iku Shin (mother; deceased at time of file), Sajiro Shin (father, deceased at time of file), Yoshi Shin (wife; nee Yoshi Teranishi; deceased at time of file), Kiyoko Shin (daughter), Sachie Shin (daughter; born 7 November 1929), Kiyoko Shin (daugther), Hideo Shin (son), Yoshitaka Teranishi (son; ne Yoshitaka Shin), Hatsuko Nishi (daughter; nee Hatsuko Shin), Yaeko Shin (daughter; nee Yaeko Shin; in Japan), Toshie Sakata (daughter; nee Toshie Shin), and Masaharu Shin (son). His home address is listed as 1228 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC., and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes the Japanese Community Hall, which was formerly used by the Japanese Language School, registered in the names of Masajiro as well as Yoshibei Maede and Yonekichi Nakatsu, and sold to Victor Emanuel Carlson and Mary Alice Carlson. His other listed seized property includes other real estate: two lots sold to Mrs. Roonie Cooper and one lot sold to Joseph Antrobus and Violet Hannah Antrobus. His two boats, the “Kiyo S.”, and the “Hinomisaki were sold to Harry W. Marshall,”.


Regularized NameMasajiro Shin
Custodian Identification Number1404
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


Custodian Case Files (1)


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