9980: Tsuyuko Koyanagi

9980: Tsuyuko Koyanagi

Tsuyuko Koyanagi

She was born on 14 March 1923. She was a maid employed by J. T. O’Bryan in Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Toru Koyanagi (father) and Haru Koyanagi (mother). She lived in Eburne, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.
Sex F
Date of Birth 14 March 1923
Nationality Canadian born
Locations after uprooting
Lemon Creek, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9395 (2341-2346)
Type Person
Custodian Number 9980
Name Tsuyuko Koyanagi



9980: Tsuyuko Koyanagi


Metadata Author: Natsuki Abe
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