2259: Kiwa Watanabe

2259: Kiwa Watanabe

Kiwa Watanabe

She was born on 5 March 1889. Her maiden name is Kiwa Suzuki. Her occupation is listed as housewife. Her family includes Fuji Suzuki (mother), Sakuzo Suzuki (father), and Yoshizo Watanabe (husband). Her home address is listed as 4th Street, Mission, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB.
Sex F
Date of Birth 05 March 1889
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Lethbridge, AB
Locations before uprooting
C-9328 (453-459)
Type Person
Custodian Number 2259
Name Kiwa Watanabe



2259: Kiwa Watanabe


Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
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