Tokuho Asato

Tokuho Asato

He was born on 3 May 1886. He was a shingle cutter employed by Stave Lake Cedar Company. His family includes Tokukichi Asato (father), Kama Asato (mother; nee Kama Higa), Kama Asato [may instead start with an O] (wife; deceased). He lived in Stave Falls, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hunter Siding, BC and exiled to Japan 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameTokuho Asato
Custodian Identification Number10133
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hunter Siding, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Stave Falls


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Kishin Asato
Tokuho Asato


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