5945: Ai Hirai

5945: Ai Hirai

Ai Hirai

She was born on 5 July 1890. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kisaku Hirai (husband), Fukutaro Hirai (son), Kiyoko Tanaka (daughter; nee Kiyoko Hirai), Shigeo Hirai (son), Yoshiko Hamanishi (daughter; nee Yoshiko Hirai), Toyoko Hirai (daughter), and Saburo Hirai (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 217, Moncton Street Steveston, BC and 951, Nicola Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 05 July 1890
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
Greenwood, BC
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
C-9362 (1490-1495)
Type Person
Custodian Number 5945
Name Ai Hirai



5945: Ai Hirai


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