Tomiye Koizumi

Tomiye Koizumi

She was born on 26 October 1925. Her name is also listed as Tomiye Koishi Koizumi and her birth name is Tomiye Kajikki or Tomiye Koishi Kajiki.. She was a dressmaker employed by Queen Bess Dresmaking Factory, 376 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Kouno Kajiki (birth mother; nee Kouno Teranishi), Shiki Koizumi (adopted mother; nee Shiki Sakamoto), Yataro Kajiki [possibly Yotaro Kajiki] (birth father), and Toyokichi Koizumi (adopted father). Her home address is listed as 372 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Nakusp, BC.


Regularized NameTomiye Koizumi
Custodian Identification Number12806
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceNakusp, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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