1185: Haruko Tokai

1185: Haruko Tokai

Haruko Tokai

Tokai was born on 20 January 1912. Her maiden name was Haruko Morimoto. She was a housewife. Her family includes Seiichi Morimoto (father), Kaneo Tokai (husband), Yasuko Tokai (daughter), Hideko Tokai (daughter), and Naoyuki Tokai (son). She’s listed as having lived at the Scottish Canadian Cannery [possibly in Steveston, BC], in Fanny Bay, BC, and in Steveston, BC; she was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC. Seized property includes: lots in Richmond, BC [under her husband’s name]; household belongings.
Sex F
Date of Birth 20 January 1912
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
C-9316 (99-134)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1185
Name Haruko Tokai
Not Before: 06 April 1942
Not After: 14 October 1950



1185: Haruko Tokai


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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