Tokio Uyeda

Tokio Uyeda

Uyeda was born on 4 July 1911. He signed some correspondence with the name Jimmy Tokio Uyeda. He was a fisherman. His family includes Shiye Uyeda (mother; nee Shiye Kadota; deceased at time of file), Tokinosuke Uyeda (father), Tsuruyo Uyeda (wife; nee Tsuruyo Maekawa; in Japan) and a child [name unknown] (in Japan). His home address is listed as Celtic Cannery, Foot of Blenheim Street, Vancouver, BC. He worked as a carpenter in Hastings Park where he loaned money to Kuroda Yonesoburo. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC and 1342 St. Antoine, Montreal, QC. His listed seized property includes: his boat, the “T.U.” or the “Swallow,” which was sold to Nelson Bros. Fisheries Limited; a scow house located at 1226 West 77th Avenue, Vancouver, BC that he owned with Yutaka Shintani, which was sold to O.J. Maarsund; dogfish gear; other fishing gear; and two rifles.


Regularized NameTokio Uyeda
Custodian Identification Number1555
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Montreal, QC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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