Isao Toyota

Isao Toyota

He was born on 5 September 1906. His name is also listed as Isao Toyoda. He was a janitor. His family includes Kiyo Kunihiro (mother), Keichi Kunihiro (father), Maruyo Toyota (adopted mother; in Japan), Kimie Toyota (wife), Michiko Toyota (half-sister), Jack Toyota [also listed as Masashi Toyota] (adopted father; ne Jack Kawamura [also listed as Jack Kawamura]). 445 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to 15 Mile Camp, Hope, BC.


Regularized NameIsao Toyota
Custodian Identification Number13996
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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