Hiro Tokiwa

Hiro Tokiwa

She was born on 25 January 1902. Her maiden name is Hiro Kawahihashi. She was a laundry worker employed by Ocean Falls, BC. Her family includes Masaji Tokiwa (husband), Yoshiharu Tokiwa (son), Mitsuo Tokiwa (son), Sachiye Tokiwa (daughter), Yasue Tokiwa (daughter). She lived in Ocean Falls, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Beamsville, Ontario.


Regularized NameHiro Tokiwa
Custodian Identification Number10777
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (before uprooting)Ocean Falls


Custodian Case Files (1)


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