6837: Elsie Aya Higano

6837: Elsie Aya Higano

Elsie Aya Higano

She was born on 11 July 1923. She is also known as Elsie Ayoko Higano. Her married name is Aya Suzuki. She was a housewife. Her family includes Masa Higano (mother), Denkichi Higano (father), and Frank Suzuki [also listed as Masao Suzuki] (husband; married on November 10, 1942 in Merritt, BC). Her home address is listed as Fanny Bay, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Merritt, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 11 July 1923
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Merritt, BC
Locations before uprooting
Fanny Bay
C-9369 (657-663)
Type Person
Custodian Number 6837
Name Elsie Aya Higano



6837: Elsie Aya Higano


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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