7957: Tsuyuko Okumura

7957: Tsuyuko Okumura

Tsuyuko Okumura

She was born on 24 February 1911. She was a self-employed dressmaker. Her family includes Takino Iwashita (mother; nee Takino Inokuchi), Yoshimatsu Iwashita (father), Yasuzo Okumura (husband), Hisashi Okumura (son), and Mitsuru Okumura (son). Her home address is listed as 73 _ West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. 316 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and 73 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. She was forcibly uprooted to Calgary, AB.
Sex F
Date of Birth 24 February 1911
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Calgary, AB
C-9378 (1717-1721)
Type Person
Custodian Number 7957
Name Tsuyuko Okumura



7957: Tsuyuko Okumura


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