304: Shigeko Kuwahara

304: Shigeko Kuwahara

Shigeko Kuwahara

She was born on 5 October 1902. Her maiden name is Shigeko Okubo. She owned her own barber shop. Her family includes Fui Okubo (mother), Jutaro Okubo (father), Toshiro Kuwahara (husband), Akira Kuwahara (son), Chizuko Kuwahara (daughter), Wakao Kuwahara (son), and Harumi Kuwahara (daughter). Her home address is listed as the corner of 3rd Avenue and Cowell Bay, Prince Rupert, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 05 October 1902
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
C-9305 (1784-1789)
Type Person
Custodian Number 304
Name Shigeko Kuwahara
Not Before: 26 March 1942
Not After: 03 April 1949



304: Shigeko Kuwahara


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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