Toshio Iwase

Toshio Iwase

Bird Commission case file number 416. Custodian file number 7349. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_19_file_0416)
He was born on 27 September 1900. He was a mill hand and a farmer employed by Hammond Cedar Company, Port Hammond, BC. His family includes Ai Iwase (mother; nee Ai Amano), Iwazo Iwase (father), Yoshi Iwase [also listed as Yoshiko Iwase] (wife; nee Yoshi Kagawa [also listed as Yoshiko Kagawa]), Yoko Iwase (daughter), Shunko Iwase (daughter), Kazuyo Iwase (daughter), Akemi Iwase (daughter), Haruye Iwase (daughter), Yoriko Iwase (daughter), and Aiko Iwase (daughter). His home address is listed as 1st Avenue, Port Hammond, BC. 1st Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC where he died on 18 October 1943.


Regularized NameToshio Iwase
Custodian Identification Number7349
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Port Hammond


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Akemi Iwase
Toshio Iwase
Yoshi Iwase


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