Itaro Terashita

Itaro Terashita

He was born on 7 May 1894. He was a fisherman. His family includes Yaeno Terashita (wife; nee Yaeno Muranaka; in Japan), Toshiyo Terashita (daughter; in Japan), Kiyoshi Terashita (son; in Japan), Masaru Terashita (son; in Japan), and Michiko Terashita (daughter; in Japan). His wife and children all lived at Mio Mura, Hidakagori, Wakayama-Ken, Japan at the time of the file. His home address is listed as Ucluelet, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bridge River, BC, and Kamloops, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946. His listed seized property includes land and bungalow at 2880 East 20th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, his home in Ucluelet, BC, two fishing boats, the “Kanamoto” and the “I.T.” His ship stove was declared valueless.


Regularized NameItaro Terashita
Custodian Identification Number1586
Residence (after uprooting)Bridge River, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Ucluelet


Custodian Case Files (1)


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