Kanaye Tokonami

Kanaye Tokonami

He was born on 8 June 1902. He was a cannery worker and helped out on a farm. His family includes Tsune Tokonami (mother; nee Tsune Ikoma), Miyemon Tokonami (father), Hatsuyo Tokonami [also listed as Hatsu Tokonami] (wife; nee Hatusyo Tsuji or Hatsu Tsuji), Keiko Tokonami (daughter), Shigenori Tokonami (son), Akinori Tokonami (son), Fuminori Tokonami (son), and Hidenori Tokonami (child). Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameKanaye Tokonami
Custodian Identification Number13913
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceKaslo, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


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