Toshiye Abe

Toshiye Abe

She was born on 16 November 1911. She was a dressmaker and a cannery worker. Her family includes Rui Abe (mother; nee Rui Watanabe) and Kamekichi Abe (father). 1928 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameToshiye Abe
Custodian Identification Number14079
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Bay Farm, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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