Toru Tokawa

Toru Tokawa

He was born on 1 January 1923. He was a labourer employed by G. Nishimura at McMillan Cleaners, English Ba, Nicola and Barclay Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Tsuru Tokawa (mother; nee Tsuru Yokoyama) and Inosuke Tokawa (father). His home address is listed as 865 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park Hospital, Vancouver, BC and New Denver, BC.

Metadata

ForenameToru
SurnameTokawa
Regularized NameToru Tokawa
Custodian Identification Number13075
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceVancouver, BC
ResidenceNew Denver, BC

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Terminology

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