Interrupted Lives: Japanese American Students
at the University of Washington, 1941–1942

Nikkei Students at the University of Washington

Toshiko Baba
UW Major / Department
Assembly Center
Relocation Center
Toshiko Baba was a junior majoring in Accounting when war broke out. She later graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of New Hampshire in 1944. During the war she worked at the University of Michigan Hospital and later in the accounting office of Russian War Relief, an agency shipping relief supplies to Russia. She later became a Certified Public Accountant and worked for the city of Bloomington in Minnesota. She volunteered her accounting know-how to her church and enjoyed travel and bridge.

Toshiko Baba married Mits Yoneji on 5 May 1945 in New York City and they had three children: Sheryl, Carol and Jerry.

Toshiko Baba Yoneji died in Denver, Colorado on August 1, 2015.


Source: Personal correspondence with T. and M. Yasuda. Star Tribune obituary 9 August 2015.

Bibliography and other sources:
"Toshiko Baba Yoneji" In Reflections: Memoirs of Japanese American Women in Minnesota ed. by John Nobuya Tsuchida. Covina, CA: Pacific Asia Press, 1994.


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