Fumiko Yoshioka

Fumiko Yoshioka

Her maiden name was Fumiko Shimasawa. She was born on 27 February 1907. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tamesaburo Shimasawa (father), Sadako Shimasawa (mother; nee Sadako Namazue), Sutejiro Yoshioka (husband), Frank Yoshioka [also listed as Shigeru Shimasawa] (son), Marion Yoshioka [also listed as Misao Yoshioka] (daughter), and Vivian Yoshioka [also listed as Shizue Yoshioka] (daughter). Her home address is listed as 944 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameFumiko Yoshioka
Custodian Identification Number10930
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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