3974: Shizu Kitamura

3974: Shizu Kitamura

Shizu Kitamura

She was born on 12 April 1925. She was a houseworker employed by H.J. Sullivan, 229 – Third Avenue, New Westminster, BC. Her family includes Yoshi Kitamura (mother; nee Yoshi Sawa or Yoshi Jawa) and Yosoya Kitamura (father). Her home address is listed as 425 Garrett Street, New Westminster, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Turin, AB.
Sex F
Date of Birth 12 April 1925
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Turin, AB
Locations before uprooting
New Westminster
C-9341 (707-713)
Type Person
Custodian Number 3974
Name Shizu Kitamura



3974: Shizu Kitamura


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