Evelyn Michiko Ikeda

5 September 1919–4 July 2013 (Age 93)
San Joaquin, California, United States

The Life of Evelyn Michiko

When Evelyn Michiko Ikeda was born on 5 September 1919, in San Joaquin, California, United States, her father, Yaichi Ikeda, was 33 and her mother, Izumi Torigoe, was 18. She married Ross Ichiro Yoshisato on 15 August 1954, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. She lived in French Camp, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1930 and San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1942. She died on 4 July 2013, in Castro Valley, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Ross Ichiro Yoshisato
Evelyn Michiko Ikeda
Marriage: 15 August 1954

Spouse and Children

15 August 1954
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Yaichi Ikeda


    Izumi Torigoe






    Genichi Ikeda


    Takeshi Ikeda


    Baby Girl Ikeda


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 4

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘rice paddy near the lake’; found throughout Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands, and variously written. One family, descended from the Minamoto , were daimyōof Ōmi (now Shiga prefecture). Listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Michi Ikeda in household of Yaichi Ikeda, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Michi Ikeda in household of Yaichi Ikeda, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Michi Ikeda, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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