Toshiko Tahara

Toshiko Tahara

She was born on 5 January 1919. Her married name is Toshiko Tahara. She was a maid employed by Mrs. Carter, 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Mrs. Osterhout, 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC and Mrs. Gee, 32nd Avenue, Ruskin, BC. Her family includes Shimaju Tahara (mother; nee Shimaju Ishimoto), Rinzo Tahara (father), and Toru Arikawa (husband; married in 1944). Her home address is listed as 32nd Avenue, Ruskin, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Vernon, BC and Kamloops, BC.


Regularized NameToshiko Tahara
Custodian Identification Number8804
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Ruskin


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