Jotaro Tsuchida

Jotaro Tsuchida

Tsuchida was born on 05 April 1887. He was a millhand employed by Boedel Stewart and Welch Lumber Company, Port Alberni, BC. His family includes Toki Tsuchida (mother; deceased at time of file), Zengoro Tsuchida (father; deceased at time of file), Miju Tsuchida (wife; nee Miju Nishijima; in Japan), Misao Tsuchida (daughter; in Japan), Hideaki Tsuchida (son; in Japan), Hideyo Tsuchida (son; in Japan), Hideyuki Tsuchida (son; in Japan), and Hidekaru Tsuchida (son; in Japan). He lived in Port Alberni, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC, Slocan, BC, and Harris Ranch, New Denver, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. His listed seized property includes: house and lot at 322 Johnston Street, New Westminster, BC; sewing machine; gas heater and stove; gramophone and records.


Regularized NameJotaro Tsuchida
Custodian Identification Number1416
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Alberni


Custodian Case Files (1)


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