Toraye Morimoto

Toraye Morimoto

She was born on 20 April 1898. Her maiden name is Toraye Kimura. She was a dressmaker employed by Mr. Sannomiya at 604 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Riku Kimura (mother; nee Riku Nishimura), Rikimatsu Kimura (father), Risaburo Morimoto (husband), Ichiro Morimoto (son), Ikue Morimoto [also listed as Ikuye Morimoto] (daughter; in Japan), Etsuko Morimoto (daughter; in Japan), and Yasuko Morimoto (daughter; in Japan). Her home address is listed as 304 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameToraye Morimoto
Custodian Identification Number12722
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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