Tomiko Minamide

Tomiko Minamide

She was born on 15 May 1912. She was unemployed. Her family includes Bunkichi Minamide (husband), Fumitaka Minamide (son), Setsuko Minamide (daughter), Toshiaki Minamide (son), Wakako Minamide (daughter), Kimiko Minamide [also listed as Katherine Minamide] (daughter), Akemi Minamide (daughter), and Hidemi Minamide (daughter). Her home address is listed as No. 17 Pacific Coast Cannery, PO Box 434, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTomiko Minamide
Custodian Identification Number1013
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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