13752: Masaji Tokiwa

13752: Masaji Tokiwa

Masaji Tokiwa

He was born on 5 February 1898. He was a barber. His family includes Kisaduru Tokiwa (mother), Manosuke Tokiwa (father), Hiro Tokiwa (wife; nee Hiro Kawahigashi), Sachiye Tokiwa (daughter), Yasue Tokiwa (daughter), Yoshiharu Tokiwa [possibly Yoshihori Tokiwa] (son), and Mitsuo Tokiwa (son). His home address is listed as Ocean Falls, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC and Beamsville, ON.
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 February 1898
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Kelowna, BC
Beamsville, ON
Locations before uprooting
Ocean Falls
C-9424 (1621-1642)
Type Person
Custodian Number 13752
Name Masaji Tokiwa



13752: Masaji Tokiwa


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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