1757: George Yoshioka

1757: George Yoshioka

George Yoshioka

He was born on 30 November 1913. His name is also listed in the file as Matanoji George Yoshioka and Matanoji Yoshioka. He was a cook and owned George’s Coffee Bar, 2200 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Ino Yoshioka (mother; nee Ino Kawaze), Katsutaro Yoshioka (father), and Haruye Yoshioka (wife; nee Haruye Tanaka). His home address is listed as 944 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC and New Denver, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 30 November 1913
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Rosebery, BC
New Denver, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9324 (676-698)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1757
Name George Yoshioka



1757: George Yoshioka


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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