Toji Sokugawa

Toji Sokugawa

Sokugawa was born on 10 June 1901. He was a sawmill worker for Robertsen & Hackett (name may be incorrect). His family includes Miwa Sokugawa (mother; nee Miwa Ogawa; deceased at time of file), Kichijiro Sokugawa (father; in Japan), Shima Sokugawa (wife; nee Shima Kitagawa), Kimiye Sokugawa (daughter), Mitsuko Sokugawa (daughter), Eiri Sokugawa (son), Hideo Sokugawa (son), and Yoshiko Sokugawa (daughter). He lived at 1633 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. His listed seized property includes: household belongings; sewing machine.


Regularized NameToji Sokugawa
Custodian Identification Number1199_xi
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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