12890: Koto Hosaki

12890: Koto Hosaki

Koto Hosaki

She was born on 23 September 1875. Her maiden name is Koto Tabuchi. She was a merchant and storekeeper, owning a confectionery store at 701 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Tamejiro Tabuchi (father; deceased at time of file), Yonekichi Hosaki (husband; deceased at time of file), Tsurue Fujiwara (daughter; nee Tsurue Hosaki), Yoriko Masukawa (daughter; nee Yoriko Hosaki), and Shizuo Hosaki (son). Her home address is listed as 701 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC; 19 - 5th Avenue Bay Farm; Lakeview, ON; and Toronto, ON. Her seized real estate includes a lot with a building [factory and dwelling] at 474 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC; lots and buildings at 701 - 707 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC and 352 - 370 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC; a lot and building at 701 - 705 - 707 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, comprised of her confectionery store and grocery shop at 701 East Hastings Street, a barber shop at 705 East Hastings Street, a cleaning and drying business at 707 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, and the Nippon Apartments rental suites on the top floor; and a lot with buildings at 352 - 370 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Her other seized property includes a business, her confectionery store at the previous address with its fixtures and stock; household belongings; gramophones and records; a barber chair; wedding veils and dresses; encyclopedia books; a typewriter; photograph equipment; and cultural items, including rolls of Japanese carpet.
Sex F
Date of Birth 23 September 1875
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Slocan Extension, BC
Lakeview, ON
Toronto, ON
C-9418 (1543-1815)
Type Person
Custodian Number 12890
Name Koto Hosaki
Not Before: 26 September 1942
Not After: 15 June 1951



12890: Koto Hosaki


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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