Toru Shin

Toru Shin

He was born on 23 March 1912. He was a mill hand employed by Thurston Flavelle Lumber Company, Port Moody, BC. His family includes Sugi Shin (mother; nee Sugi Fujino), Tetsuzo Shin (father), and Sueko Shin (wife; nee Sueko Kobayashi; in Japan). His home address is listed as Port Coquitlam, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Strathmore, AB and Burmis, AB.


Regularized NameToru Shin
Custodian Identification Number12417
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Strathmore, AB
Residence (after uprooting)Burmis, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Port Coquitlam


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