World War II and the Japanese internment touched Eatonville in the 1940s. Abbi Wonacott shares these photos over her mother’s (Lois Daly Brown’s) elementary classes. In the 5th grade class (1941-42) taught by Miss Stinnette there are three Japanese boys, Bobby Ohashi, Teddy Yoshino, Jack Nagaoko. In Lois’s 6th grade class, taught by Velma Kjelstad following year, all three boys are missing because their families were relocated.
If you would like to find out more about this time in history, just log onto Abbi’s site below or just click HERE. She’s done a lot of research on the subject and has more photos of the camps and information on the individuals.
Web link: http://eatonvillejapanese.blogspot.com/p/eatonville-evacuation-internment-of.html
Thank’s Abbi for sharing your photos!
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6 responses to “Removal of Eatonville’s Japanese Students (1942)”
Notice the boy in row 2 – third from the right in the 1941-42 picture is wearing a Pearl Harbor shirt.
I didn’t even notice that!
These days it would be a “Pearl Jam” t-shirt !!
My Uncle Tom was in both of these picture. The top pic, he is 3rd in from the left om the 3rd row up.
The lower pic, my Uncle Tom is in the fromt row 2nd in from the right
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