5471: Aika Hiri

5471: Aika Hiri

Aika Hiri

She was born on 19 January 1919. Her maiden name is Aika Tanaka. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kimiye Tanaka (mother; nee Kimiye Tanaka), Tanizuke Tanaka (father), Tadasu Hiri (husband), Mika Hiri (daughter), and Kayo Hiri (daughter). Her home address is listed as House No. 18, Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 19 January 1919
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Slocan, BC
C-9359 (24-35)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5471
Name Aika Hiri



5471: Aika Hiri


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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