Hirowo Aoki

Hirowo Aoki

He was born on 22 August 1921. He is also listed in the files as Hirowo Awoko. He was a millhand employed by Terminal Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Masako Aoki or Masako Awoko (mother; nee Masako Oyatsu), and Sadayoshi Aoki or Sadayoshi Awoko (father). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC and 1934 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Blind Bay, BC.


Regularized NameHirowo Aoki
Custodian Identification Number3800
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Blind Bay, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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