Akie Yokomizo

Akie Yokomizo

She was born on 18 October 1895. Her maiden name is Akie Yoshinaga. She worked at the Japanese Turkish Bath owned by her husband at 341 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Mijyu Mitsunaka [possibly also Mijyu Yoshinaga] (mother), Gihei Yoshinaga (father), Suezo Yokomizo (husband), and Misao Yokomizo (daughter; in Japan). Her home address is listed as 2 341 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Popoff Farms, Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameAkie Yokomizo
Custodian Identification Number13182
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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