Yutaka Suyehiro

Yutaka Suyehiro

Suyehiro was born on 5 August 1885. He was a self-employed boat carpenter. His family includes Nori Suyehiro (wife) and Jiro Suyehiro (son; born 1 July 1931). He has three other children whose names do not appear in the file. His parents are listed as deceased and no names are provided. His home address is listed as 291 3rd Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC, to Madigan Farm, Fort Erie, ON and then to 50 Seaforth Avenue, Toronto ON on 3 July 1947. His listed seized property includes a boat building shed located at #5 Cow Bay on land leased from Prince Rupert municipality, the boat “Four Brothers, No. 2” sold to Robert Smith of Port Simpson who then sold it to Cassiar Packing Company Limited, a Kodak Brownie Jr camera, a Kodak Bullet camera, tools, and household belongings.


Regularized NameYutaka Suyehiro
Custodian Identification Number1334
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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