Tozo Tsubone

Tozo Tsubone

He was born on 19 May 1893. He was a shingle bolt cutter employed by Capilano Shake and Shingle Company. His family includes Kiku Tsubone (mother; nee Kiku Inouye), Utaro Tsubone [possibly Utoro Tsubone] (father), Ishi Tsubone (wife; nee Ishi Inouye), Fujiasu Tsubone (son), Sadako Tsubone (daughter), Sonoko Tsubone (daughter), Todan Tsubone (son), Fujimaru Tsubone (son), Fujimasa Tsubone (son), and Lonko Tsubone (daughter). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 199, Mission, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTozo Tsubone
Custodian Identification Number4441
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


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