Jack Toyota

Jack Toyota

He is also listed as Masashi Toyota. He was born Jack Kawamura [also listed as Masashi Kawamura]. He married into wifeʼs family. He was born on 20 April 1880. He was a farm labourer employed by Occidental Packing Company, Kelowna, BC. His family includes Kichi Kawamura (mother), Zuiyo Kawamura (father; deceased at time of file), Maruyo Toyota (wife; in Japan), Kimie Toyota (daughter), Michiko Toyota (granddaughter), and Isao Toyota [also listed as Isawo Toyota] (adopted son). His home address is listed as 445 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park Hospital, Vancouver, BC; possibly New Denver, BC; Sandon, BC; and Greenwood, BC. No seized property is listed in the file.


Regularized NameJack Toyota
Custodian Identification Number12883
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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