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Arthur Ito papers
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The Arthur Ito papers consist of material related to his early life in Mexico, service in the World War II, and career in the floral industry.
Ito family: Yoshimasa Ito (1881-1965) was born with the surname "Oye," but adopted his wife, Fumiyo Ito's (1885-1933) surname to continue the family name. Both were from the Tottori Prefecture, Japan. In 1902, Yoshimasa arrived in America to avoid being drafted in the Japanese army. He worked for Standard Oil Company and, later, Vernon Basket Company. In 1916, he married Fumiyo Ito, who recently arrived in the United States. The couple had three children: Arthur Tadashi (1918-2006), Thomas Kiyoshi (1919-2016), and Paul Susumu (1922-1989).
52 boxes and 3 oversize folders
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