Toye Kaneko

Toye Kaneko

She was born on 10 October 1889. She was a houseworker and canning employed by New England Cannery, Vancouver, BC. Her maiden name was Toye Shibasaki. Her family includes Jutaro Kaneko (husband), Arata Mizusawa (former husband; deceased), Tomiko Mizusawa (daughter), Beth Mizusawa [also listed as Mutsuko Mizusawa] (daughter), Shigeharu Kaneko (son), Yae Shibasaki (mother; nee Yae Takakuwa), and Torogoro Shibasaki (father). Her home address is listed as 782 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameToye Kaneko
Custodian Identification Number9756
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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