Mineko Gyoba

Mineko Gyoba

She was born on 1 April 1916. She was a rooming house operator at 358 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Yoshima Gyoba (mother; nee Yoshima Abe) and Risaburo Gyoba (father). Her home address is listed as 143 Dunlevy Street, Vancouver, BC. 358 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameMineko Gyoba
Custodian Identification Number12279
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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