Tozo Iwata

Tozo Iwata

He was born on 16 December 1896. He was a self-employed rooming house proprietor. His family includes Haru Iwata (wife; nee Haru Yamamoto), Tetsuo Iwata (son), Naoyoshi Iwata (son), Isao Iwata (son), and Hiroshi Iwata (son). His home address is listed as 176 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameTozo Iwata
Custodian Identification Number11958
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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