1924: Kesa Yamashita

1924: Kesa Yamashita

Kesa Yamashita

She was born on 17 March 1878. Her maiden name is Kesa Fujimoto, and she reverted to this name after her husband died. She was a farm labourer. Her family includes Saka Fujimoto (mother), Kyohachi Fujimoto (father), and Kamehiko Yamashita (husband). Her home address is listed as Hurd Road, Mission, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Shaughnessy, AB.
Sex F
Date of Birth 17 March 1878
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Shaughnessy, AB
C-9325 (1901-1907)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1924
Name Kesa Yamashita



1924: Kesa Yamashita


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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