Tei Terashita

Tei Terashita

Bird Commission case file number 339. Custodian file number 1418. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_16_file_0339)
Terashita was born on 15 July 1892. She was a housewife. Her family includes Toku Kanari (mother), Tokuzo Terashita (husband), Tokuye Terashita (daughter), Haruo Terashita (son), Hiroshi Terashita (son), Kenichi Terashita (son), Mitsuo Terashita (son), Kenji Terashita (son), and Shizue Sakai (daughter; nee Shizue Terashita). She lived at 1136 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. Her listed seized property includes: food (including 5 sacks of rice, 100 lbs of sugar, 1 keg of “Japanese Sauce,” 100 lbs of flour, and 1 box of “Japanese Pickles”); gramophone and records; sewing machine; carpenter’s tools; household belongings; rowboat.


Regularized NameTei Terashita
Custodian Identification Number1418
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


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