Katsuji Ushijima

Katsuji Ushijima

He was born on 21 February 1895. He was a logger employed by Takahashi Logging Company, Call Creek, BC. His family includes are Kuni Ushijima (adopted mother), Hide Ushijima (adopted father), Kiyo Ushijima (wife; nee Kiyo Ida), and Eiko Ushijima (daughter; in Tokyo, Japan). His home address is listed as Takahashi Logging Company, Call Creek, BC. 615 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC and 324 1/2 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted and interned, and then was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946. His listed seized property includes household belongings stored at property owned by Ichikawa Ishinosuke.


Regularized NameKatsuji Ushijima
Custodian Identification Number1081_xi
NationalityJapanese national
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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