Toshi Miyanishi

Toshi Miyanishi

She was born on 16 April 1920. Her maiden name is Toshi Tanaka. She was a seamstress. Her family includes Chiyo Tanaka (mother; nee Chiyo Kanagawa), Sutejiro Tanaka (father), Shozo Miyanishi (husband), Akemi Miyanishi [possibly Doreen Miyanishi] (daughter). 758 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameToshi Miyanishi
Custodian Identification Number15304
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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