Yoriko Masukawa

Yoriko Masukawa

She is also named in the file as Yoriko Bessie Masukawa; her maiden name is Yoriko Bessie Hosaki [or possibly Yoriko Hosaki or Bessie Hosaki]. She was born on 22 February 1916. She was a dressmaker, being the owner of the business Annex Dressmaker, 6033 West Boulevard, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Koto Hozaki (mother; nee Koto Tabuchi), Yonekichi Hosaki (father), Toshio Masukawa (husband), Shizuye Masukawa (daughter), and Toshiyuki Masukawa (son). Her home addresses are listed as 701 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC and 6033 West Boulevard, Vancouver, BC; she was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC. Her listed seized property includes household chattels; an English baby pram; and a wedding dress and two veils.


Regularized NameYoriko Masukawa
Custodian Identification Number12855
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceSlocan Extension, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Toshio Masukawa
Toshio Masukawa
Yoriko Masukawa


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