8245: Masaye Kitamura

8245: Masaye Kitamura

Masaye Kitamura

She was born on 12 June 1899. She was a helper employed by Genza Lunch Counter, Vancouver, BC. Her maiden name was Masaye Okumura. Her family includes Zenkuro Kitamura [also listed as James Kitamura] (husband), Hatsuye Kitamura (daughter), Shigeno Kitamura (daughter), Fujie Okumura (mother; nee Fujie Ogawa), and Kaichiyo Okumura (father). Her home address is listed as 215 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 12 June 1899
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations uprooted
New Denver, BC
C-9381 (571-723)
Type Person
Custodian Number 8245
Name Masaye Kitamura



8245: Masaye Kitamura


Metadata Author: Aiying Yuan
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