2459: Toshio Deshima

2459: Toshio Deshima

Toshio Deshima

He was born on 5 February 1906. He was a cook employed by Empress Cafe, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shishikura Deshima (mother; nee Shishikura Gen) and Tomekusa Deshima (father). His home address is listed as 108 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 February 1906
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
Reel
C-9329 (1929-1933)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2459
Name Toshio Deshima

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2459: Toshio Deshima

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Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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