Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka Photographs
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- Majority of material found within 1937-1941
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Biography of Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka
Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka
Kiyoko Yoshioka (nee Maeda) was a Kibei Nisei* born on May 17, 1916 in Santa Monica, California. Her mother, Kinu (nee Oshite), passed away in March 1917 and then her father, Tokujiro, passed away in September 1920. Kiyoko was sent to live with her maternal aunt, Kinko Oshite, in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan where she lived until 1937. She returned to the United States and settled on Terminal Island, California where she was employed at Van de Kamp's as a cannery worker. She married Goro Yoshioka (1906-1951), previously known as Kokichi Suruki, sometime in 1937 or 1938 and they had five children they named Hatsuko Mary (1939-), Etsuko Betty (1940-2015), Minoru (1941-1941), Mitsuko Mitzi (1942-1992), and Tetsuo (1944-2011). She and her family were incarcerated at Poston Incarceration Camp in Parker, Arizona for about three years and moved to Lawndale and later Torrance, California where they purchased a home with ten acres of farmland after being released. She continued working as a truck farmer after her husband passed away in 1951. Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka passed away on August 14, 2008.
*A Kibei Nisei is a son or daughter of Issei or first generation Japanese American parents who were born in the U.S. and were usually educated in Japan.
166 Megabytes (84 JPEG files, 4 PDF files)
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This set of digital reproduction access files is 166 MB (84 JPEG files, 4 PDF files) and stored on the Public Use Drive for public use while another set of access files created for the digital management system is 1.39 GB (80 TIFF files, 4 PDF files) and stored on the Gerth Archives and Special Collections' department external drive for staff use.
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- Japan -- History -- 20th century
- Japanese American families
- Japanese American farmers -- California
- Japanese Americans -- California
- Japanese Americans -- Reparations
- Lawndale (Calif.)
- Poston Incarceration Camp
- Terminal Island (Calif.)
- Torrance (Calif.)
- Women cannery workers
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- United States
- Inventory of the Kiyoko Maeda Yoshioka Photographs
- Lindsay Anderson
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