Toichiro Towata

Toichiro Towata

He was born on 19 November 1899. He was a gardener employed by T. Tateishi at 3205, 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Suki Towata (mother; nee Suki Koganemaru), Takeyo Towata (wife; nee Takeyo Kusda), Hitoshi Towata (son) and Takashi Towata (son). He lived at 823 ½ Brian Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to 9110 West Queen Street, Guelph, ON.


Regularized NameToichiro Towata
Custodian Identification Number1077_xi
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Guelph, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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