Toshio Deshima

Toshio Deshima

He was born on 5 February 1906. He was a cook employed by Empress Cafe, Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shishikura Deshima (mother; nee Shishikura Gen) and Tomekusa Deshima (father). His home address is listed as 108 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameToshio Deshima
Custodian Identification Number2459
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceSlocan, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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