Masaji Tokiwa

Masaji Tokiwa

He was born on 5 February 1898. He was a barber. His family includes Kisaduru Tokiwa (mother), Manosuke Tokiwa (father), Hiro Tokiwa (wife; nee Hiro Kawahigashi), Sachiye Tokiwa (daughter), Yasue Tokiwa (daughter), Yoshiharu Tokiwa [possibly Yoshihori Tokiwa] (son), and Mitsuo Tokiwa (son). His home address is listed as Ocean Falls, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC and Beamsville, ON.


Regularized NameMasaji Tokiwa
Custodian Identification Number13752
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kelowna, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Beamsville, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Ocean Falls


Custodian Case Files (1)


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