Uhei Tokairin

Uhei Tokairin

He was born on 21 May 1873. He is also listed in the files as Uhei Shiyoji and his former name is Uhei Kichinai. He was a gardener employed by Dr. O’Neill, 6826 Hudson Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Den Tokairin (wife), Ichizo Tokairin (son), and Hideo Tokairin (son). His home address is listed as 622 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and 1712 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC.


Regularized NameUhei Tokairin
Custodian Identification Number8841
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kelowna, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames



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