4687: Mitsuru Hamaoka

4687: Mitsuru Hamaoka

Mitsuru Hamaoka

She was born on 16 August 1926. Her family includes Tsuyo Hamaoka (mother; nee Tsuyo Sonoda) and Sawamon Hamaoka (father). Her home address is listed as 546 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 16 August 1926
Nationality Canadian born
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
C-9347 (368-374)
Type Person
Custodian Number 4687
Name Mitsuru Hamaoka



4687: Mitsuru Hamaoka


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