Yoshino Ioi

Yoshino Ioi

Ioi was born on 6 April 1889. She was a dressmaker who owned her own business, Douglas Cleaners, at 626 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC. Her family includes Sennosuke Ioi (husband), Masayuki Ioi (son), Shizue Ioi (daughter; living at 837 North Park Street, Victoria, BC, at time of file), Hitoyuki Ioi (son), Toshiyuki Ioi (son; living in Duncan at time of file), Yukie Ioi (daughter), Hideyuki Ioi (son), and Munetaka Sameshima [possibly Munetake Sameshima]. Her home address is listed as 721 Discovery Street, Victoria, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC and 365 King Street West, Toronto, ON. Her listed seized property includes her home, sold to Dong Ying, a Pantex Pressing Machine and Boiler along with all of its equipment, a Singer sewing machine, a number of tools, an electric washing machine, and a drying machine.

Metadata

ForenameYoshino
SurnameIoi
Regularized NameYoshino Ioi
Custodian Identification Number1564
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC
ResidenceToronto, ON

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Custodian Case Files (1)

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