8980: Toshio Onishi

8980: Toshio Onishi

Toshio Onishi

He was born on 20 January 1915. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Shige Onishi (mother; nee Shige Kawasaki), and Jukichi Onishi (father). His home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, 448 Scott Road, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and Whitney, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 January 1915
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Whitney, ON
Locations before uprooting
New Westminster
C-9387 (2235-2416)
Type Person
Custodian Number 8980
Name Toshio Onishi



8980: Toshio Onishi


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