Tsunesuke Tokiwa

Tsunesuke Tokiwa

He was born on 01 February 1891. He was a former sawmill worker and a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kesazuru Tokiwa (mother; nee Kesazuru Shenaga), Mannosuke Tokiwa (father), Kiyo Tokiwa (wife; nee Kiyo Matsumoto), Yuriko Tokiwa (daughter), Sumie Tokiwa (daughter), Yoshio Tokiwa (son), Tatsumi Tokiwa (son), Sachimi Tokiwa (son), Naomi Tokiwa (son) and Motoshige Tokiwa (son). His home address is listed as 8661 Osler Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Camp No. 6, Burns Lumber & Coal Company, Passmore, BC and 128 Hallam Street, Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameTsunesuke Tokiwa
Custodian Identification Number10491
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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