Tokue Onizuka

Tokue Onizuka

She was born on 24 September 1901. Her maiden name is Tokue Koizumi. She was a tailor. Her family includes Toku Koizumi (mother; nee Toku Kame), Saburo Koizumi (father), Suekichi Onizuka (husband), Nobuyuki Onizuka (son), Seiji Onizuka (son), Shigeo Onizuka (son), and Toshizo Onizuka (son). Her home address is listed as 11 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameTokue Onizuka
Custodian Identification Number15279
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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