479: Rikuzo Hoita

479: Rikuzo Hoita


He was born on 23 November 1890. His name is also listed in the file as Robert Hoita. He was a gardener employed by J. E. Goldring. His family includes Misao Hoita (wife; nee Misao Kuwabara), Mutsuo Hoita (son), Tammy Hoita (son), Mary Hoita (daughter), Gladys Akiya Hoita (daughter), Gordon Toshiake Hoita (son), and Tomiko Irene Hoita (daughter). His home address is listed as 618 Francis Avenue, Victoria, BC. Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to R.R. #1, Islington, ON and 39 Henry Street, Toronto, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 23 November 1890
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
C-9307 (1101-1220)
Type Person
Custodian Number 479
Name Rikuzo Hoita
Not Before: 29 March 1942
Not After: 30 November 1950



479: Rikuzo Hoita


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Emiko Newman
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