8776: Ruth Hirano

8776: Ruth Hirano

Ruth Hirano

She was born on 3 May 1923. She was a student at Salt Spring Island Consolidated School, Ganges, BC. Her family includes Koma Hirano (mother; nee Koma Matsuda), and Sugimatsu Hirano (father). Her home address is listed as Ganges, BC and 1798 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 03 May 1923
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Slocan, BC
Locations before uprooting
C-9385 (2472-2479)
Type Person
Custodian Number 8776
Name Ruth Hirano



8776: Ruth Hirano


Metadata Author: Jayson Jap
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