12883: Jack Toyota

12883: Jack Toyota

Jack Toyota

He is also listed as Masashi Toyota. He was born Jack Kawamura [also listed as Masashi Kawamura]. He married into wife╩╝s family. He was born on 20 April 1880. He was a farm labourer employed by Occidental Packing Company, Kelowna, BC. His family includes Kichi Kawamura (mother), Zuiyo Kawamura (father; deceased at time of file), Maruyo Toyota (wife; in Japan), Kimie Toyota (daughter), Michiko Toyota (granddaughter), and Isao Toyota [also listed as Isawo Toyota] (adopted son). His home address is listed as 445 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park Hospital, Vancouver, BC; possibly New Denver, BC; Sandon, BC; and Greenwood, BC. No seized property is listed in the file.
Sex M
Date of Birth 20 April 1880
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
New Denver, BC
Sandon, BC
Greenwood, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9418 (1455-1459)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12883
Name Jack Toyota
Not Before: 17 September 1942
Not After: 17 October 1946



12883: Jack Toyota


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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