Yoshio Yoshioka

Yoshio Yoshioka

Yoshioka was born on 16 July 1920. He is also named in the file as Jack Yoshioka. He was a waiter and partner of George’s Coffee Bay, 2200 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Ino Yoshioka (mother; nee Ino Kawase; deceased at time of file), Katsutaro Yoshioka (father), and Aiko Yoshioka (wife; nee Aiko Shishido). He lived at 944 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. His listed seized property includes: life insurance [took cash surrender value of policy].


Regularized NameYoshio Yoshioka
Custodian Identification Number1281
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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