Toshio Yako

Toshio Yako

He was born on 12 October 1921. He was a formerly a clerk employed by M. Furuya 318-324 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kira Yako (mother; nee Kira Sugimoto) and Tokuzo Yako (father). His home address is listed as Rural Route 2, Mission City, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.


Regularized NameToshio Yako
Custodian Identification Number1941
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Mission City


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