Aiko Yoshioka

Aiko Yoshioka

She was born on 11 March 1923. Her maiden name is Aiko Shishido. She was a cannery worker during the summer. Her family includes Shima Shishido (mother; nee Shima Watanabe), Eiji Shishido (father), and Yoshio Yoshioka [also listed as Jack Yoshioka] (husband). Her home address is listed as Rural Route No. 1, Whonnock, BC. She lived in Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Rosebery, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameAiko Yoshioka
Custodian Identification Number7140
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Rosebery, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (before uprooting)Whonnock


Custodian Case Files (1)


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