Toshio Minato

Toshio Minato

He was born on 10 July 1896. He was a mill hand. His family includes Hide Minato (mother; nee Hide Hamaguchi), Jirokichi Minato (father), Takiko Minato (wife; nee Takiko Shimizu; in Japan), Hiroshi Minato (son; in Japan), Toru Minato (son; in Japan), Noriko Minato (daughter; in Japan), and Kumio Minato (son; in Japan). Rural Route No. 1, Cumberland, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameToshio Minato
Custodian Identification Number12339
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland


Custodian Case Files (1)


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