Asajiro Yoshioka

Asajiro Yoshioka

Yoshioka was born on 6 October 1904. He was a mill hand employed by Overseas Wood Product, Granville Island, BC. His family includes Katsutaro Yoshioka (father), Tazuko Yoshioka (wife), Stanley Yoshioka [also listed as Mitsuru Yoshioka] (son), May Yoshioka [also listed as Yoshiko Yoshioka] (daughter), and Robert Yoshioka [also listed as Kazuaki Yoshioka] (son). His home address is listed as 944 West Eighth Avenue, Vancouver, BC. The home was in the name of S. Yoshioka but was owned by four members of the family: A. Yoshioka, J. Yoshioka, K. Yoshioka, and F. Yoshioka. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and to Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946. No seized property is listed in the file.


Regularized NameAsajiro Yoshioka
Custodian Identification Number1393
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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