8945: Riyo Kimura

8945: Riyo Kimura

Riyo Kimura

She was born in 1888. Her maiden name is Riyo Ishii. She was a rooming house proprietor employed by Mr. W. Ohori, 600 Block Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Fuku Ishii (mother), Genjiro Ishii (father), Yosaku Kimura (husband), Chiyeko Kimura (daughter), and Nobuo Kimura (son). Her home address is listed as 1177 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and 207 Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC.
Sex F
Date of Birth 1888
Nationality Japanese national
Locations uprooted
Kaslo, BC
C-9387 (1579-1591)
Type Person
Custodian Number 8945
Name Riyo Kimura



8945: Riyo Kimura


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