Tokozo Kariya

Tokozo Kariya

Kariya was born on 18 January 1884. He was a fisherman employed by Inverness Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Yasuemon Kariya (father; deceased at time of file), Maki Kariya (mother; nee Maki Nariwa; in Japan), Tamae Kariya (wife; nee Tamae Shimamoto; in Japan) and Nakatsu Naojiro (cousin). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 41, Steveston, BC. He lived in one room in the back of his cousin’s confectionery store. He was forcibly uprooted to Solsqua, BC and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946. His listed seized property includes his boat the “Fumie,” and two nets, all purchased by J.H. Todd & Sons Limited.


Regularized NameTokozo Kariya
Custodian Identification Number1339
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSolsqua, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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