Toyono Konishi

Toyono Konishi

She was born on 25 November 1908. Her maiden name is Toyono Kishi. She was a dressmaker and a housewife. Her family includes Fuki Kishi (mother), Minoru Kishi (father), Yukio Konishi (husband; in Japan), and Shigemi Konishi (daughter; in Japan). Her home address is listed as 309 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC. 350 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and 4538 John Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameToyono Konishi
Custodian Identification Number13164
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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