Akiho Sonoda

Akiho Sonoda

Sonoda was born on 24 November 1902. He was a self-employed gardener. His family includes Sato Sonoda (mother; nee Sato Nagano), Sanekyo Sonoda (father), Gunvor Sonoda (wife; nee Gunvor Havit), James Sonoda (son; born 11 December 1935), and George Yutaka Sonoda (son; born 9 November 1939). His home address is listed as 951 Tatersall Drive, Victoria, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946. His listed seized property includes his home and greenhouse.


Regularized NameAkiho Sonoda
Custodian Identification Number1406
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Victoria


Custodian Case Files (1)


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