374: Tomiko Arakawa

374: Tomiko Arakawa

Tomiko Arakawa

She was born on 16 August 1921. She was a cannery worker employed by Sunnyside Cannery, Skeena River, BC. Her family includes Sute Arakawa (mother) and Sukeuemon Awakawa (father). Her home address is listed as Sunnyside Cannery, Skeena River, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Westwold, BC and Vernon, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 16 August 1921
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Westwold, BC
Vernon, BC
Locations before uprooting
Skeena River
C-9305 (2434-2437)
Type Person
Custodian Number 374
Name Tomiko Arakawa
Not Before: 27 March 1942
Not After: 27 September 1943



374: Tomiko Arakawa


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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