George Yoshioka

George Yoshioka

He was born on 30 November 1913. His name is also listed in the file as Matanoji George Yoshioka and Matanoji Yoshioka. He was a cook and owned George’s Coffee Bar, 2200 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Ino Yoshioka (mother; nee Ino Kawaze), Katsutaro Yoshioka (father), and Haruye Yoshioka (wife; nee Haruye Tanaka). His home address is listed as 944 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC and New Denver, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameGeorge Yoshioka
Custodian Identification Number1757
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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