1547: Shigeno Kuwabara

1547: Shigeno Kuwabara

Shigeno Kuwabara

Kuwabara was born on 25 September 1898. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Bumpei Kuwabara (husband; deceased at time of file), Masao Kuwabara (son; formerly a gardener employed by Warren Hilton, Victoria, BC), Segete Kuwabara (son), Wilbur Kuwabara (son), Thomas Kuwabara (son), Kenneth Kuwabara (son), Alice Teruko Kuwabara (daughter; born 23 January 1927), Ruth Chiyoko Kuwabara (daughter; born 1 March 1929), and Hide Maro Daniel Kuwabara (son; born 28 April 1934). Her home address is listed as 540 Dunedin Street, Victoria, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and to 168 Forest Avenue, Hamilton, ON. Her listed seized property includes 540 Dunedin Street, owned jointly with her son Masao, which was sold to Trofin Cherniuk and Janina Cherniuk.
Sex F
Date of Birth 25 September 1898
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Sandon, BC
Hamilton, ON
C-9321 (493-544)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1547
Name Shigeno Kuwabara
Not Before: 29 March 1942
Not After: 05 February 1949



1547: Shigeno Kuwabara


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