Den Tokairin

Den Tokairin

She was born on 23 November 1879. A note in the file indicates she was sometimes known as Den Shoji. She was a housewife. Her family includes Hiro Tokairin (mother), Kamejiro Tokairin (father), Uhei Tokairin [also listed as Shiyoji Tokairin] (husband; ne Uhei Kichinai [also listed as Shiyoji Kichinai]), Ichizo Tokairin (son), and Hideo Tokairin (son). 1712 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC and 622 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. She was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC.


Regularized NameDen Tokairin
Custodian Identification Number15054
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kelowna, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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