Akiyo Tobo

Akiyo Tobo

She was born on 15 November 1894. Her maiden name is Akiyo Nishimura. Her previous married name was Akiyo Nekoda. She owned and worked at a hat cleaning shop. Her family includes Rise Nishimura (mother; nee Rise Uwasuki), Sakutaro Nishimura (father), Seiichi Tobo (husband), Kiyotoshi Tobo (son), and Hisako Tobo (daughter). Her home address is listed as 827 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. She died at Slocan, BC on November 25 1945.


Regularized NameAkiyo Tobo
Custodian Identification Number10522
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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