10548: Shinyemon Tokitsu

10548: Shinyemon Tokitsu

Shinyemon Tokitsu

He was born on 25 January 1894. He was a sawmill hand employed by McNair Shingle Company, Port Moody, BC. His family includes Tayo Tokitsu (mother; nee Tayo Kusano), Isekichi Tokitsu (father), Takano Tokitsu (wife), Casey Tokitsu [also listed as Keiji Tokitsu] (son), and Amy Tokitsu [also listed as Emi Tokitsu] (daughter). His home address is listed as McNair Shingle Company, Port Moody, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC.
Sex M
Date of Birth 25 January 1894
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Locations before uprooting
Port Moody
C-9401 (41-50)
Type Person
Custodian Number 10548
Name Shinyemon Tokitsu



10548: Shinyemon Tokitsu


Metadata Author: Wendy Fang
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